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Dr. Lubna Chaudhry (Associate Professor of Human Development) has published numerous articles and book chapters on structural and conflict based violence faced by disenfranchised communities in Pakistan. After receiving her PhD from the University of California at Davis in the interdisciplinary field of Sociocultural Studies in Education, Dr. Chaudhry twice served as a fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, Pakistan, for which she received funding from the World Bank. She conducted a qualitative poverty survey for the book. The Ford Foundation funded a study examining women, conflict and security. Dr. Chaudhry has maintained a transnational presence between Pakistan and the United States and is currently conducting fieldwork to understand the impact of armed conflict on children and youth in Swat Valley, Pakistan. Dr. Chaudhry holds a joint title with Women's Studies and is an affiliated faculty member with Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies; and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Binghamton University.
- Ph.D. Sociocultural Studies in Education (Double minors in Feminist Theory and Research & Critical Theory), University of California, Davis
- M.A. Applied Linguistics, University of Hawaii, Manoa
- M.A. English, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
- B.A. English and History, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Courses developed and regularly taught
- Social justice
- Migration, citizenship, and social justice
- Global flows and processes
- Education, gender, and development
- Mothering in cultural context
- Postcolonial politics of education
- Multiple forms of global violence
Current & ongoing research interests
- Impact of direct and structural violence on communities
- Armed conflict and children/youth
- Gender and conflict/violence
- International development
- Transitional justice and peace education
- Critical analyses of research methods, especially ethnographic and qualitative
- Chaudhry, L.N. (2010) Flowers, queens,and goons: Unruly women in rural Pakistan. Journal of International Women’s Studies. 11(1), 246-267.
- Chaudhry, L. N. (2010) Women and poverty: Salient findings from a gendered analysis of a quasi-anthropological study in rural Sindh and Punjab. In S. Ahmad, (Ed.), Pakistani women: Multiple locations and competing narratives. Oxford in Pakistan Readings in Sociology and Social Anthropology Series, pp. 47-119. Oxford, New Delhi, and Karachi: Oxford University Press.
- Chaudhry, L.N. & Bertram, C. C. (2009) Narrating trauma and reconstruction in post-conflict Karachi: Feminist liberation psychology and the contours of agency in the margins. Feminism & Psychology, 19(3), 298-312.
- Chaudhry, L. N. (2009). Forays into the mist: Violences, voices, vignettes. In A. Jackson & L. Massei (Eds.), Voice in Qualitative Inquiry: Challenging conventional, interpretive, and critical conceptions in qualitatiave research, pp. 137-164. London and New York: Routledge.
- Chaudhry, L. N. (2008) Mapping women’s agency: On violence, difference, and silence in a village in Southern Punjab, Pakistan. In R. Coomaraswamy & N. Rajasingham (Eds.), Constellations of Violence: Feminist Intervention in South Asia, pp. 149-180. Colombo and New Delhi: International Centre for Ethnic Studies and Women Unlimited.