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Saadia Toor

Associate Professor

Dr Toor’s scholarship revolves around issues of culture, nationalism, gender/sexuality, state formation, and international political economy. Her book, The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan was published by Pluto Press in 2011. A special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly on the theme of Solidarity co-edited by Dr Toor was published in November 2014.


PhD, Cornell University

Scholarship and Publications

2014. (Co-edited with Shefali Chandra). Solidarity. Special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly. Fall.2014. ‘The Political Economy of Moral Regulation in Pakistan: Religion, Gender and Class in a Postcolonial Context’. Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia.2013. ‘Imperialist Feminism Redux’. Dialectical Anthropology 36 (3-4).2011. ‘Gender, Sexuality and Islam under the Shadow of Empire’. Feminist and Scholar Online 9(3). 2011.  State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan. Pluto Press. 2011. ‘How Not to Talk About Muslim Women:  Patriarchy, Islam and the Sexual Regulation of Pakistani Women’.  In Introducing the New Sexuality Studies: Original Essays and Interviews.  Steven Seidman, et al (eds).  2nd Ed. Routledge.  2010.  ‘The Structural Dimensions of Food Insecurity in Pakistan’.  Hunger Pains:  Pakistan’s Food Insecurity.  Michael Kugelman and Robert M. Hathaway, eds.  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Washington, D.C.2009.  ‘Child Labor in Pakistan’s Export Industries’.  The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey, ed. Hugh Hindman.  M. E. Sharpe.  2005.  'A National Culture for Pakistan: The Political Economy of a Debate'. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (3).2000.  ‘“Indo-Chic”: The Cultural Politics of Consumption in Post-Liberalisation India’.  SOAS Literary Review, No. 2.


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