Syed Wasif Azim

Assistant Professor and Senior research fellow

FC College, Lahore

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PhD in Political Science

MA in Political Science

B. Ed Education

BA in Law and Political Science

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Biography Syed Wasif Azim is currently working as an Assistant Professor and Senior Research fellow in the Centre for public Policy and governance at FC College Lahore. He holds a PhD in political Science from the University of Peshawar (funded by the government of Pakistan) and a Post doctorate from the department of Political Science university of Innsbruck, Austria (Funded by the government of Austria). He has been visiting research fellow in 2017 at the South Asia Center, university of Washington, Seattle (funded y the government of Pakistan). His MA Political Science research explores the socio-cultural and religious impediments to women political participation in Peshawar, Pakistan. His PhD dissertation explores the intersection of ethnicity, national identity, religion and violent conflict of militants and military in Swat, Pakistan. His post PhD work explores the gender dimensions of identity and violent conflict in Swat, Pakistan. His current work explores gender and elections in Pakistan with a focus on women and Transgender candidates in general elections of Pakistan. Wasif has published Research articles, book chapters and conference proceedings in indexed journals. His research interests are Gender, violent conflict, militancy, identity, and Elections.



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1. Azim, Syed Wasif, and Surat Khan. 2019. “Conflict and Ethnic Identity: Pukhtunwali and Purdah in Conflict Ridden Swat, Pakistan.” In International Trends in Behavioral Science: Managing People, Knowledge, Strategy and Performance in 21st Century, Excelloropen Publishers, 32–44. 2. Azim, Syed Wasif. 2018. “Nexus of Structure and Agency: Analysis of Women Socio-Political Marginalization in Pakhtun Region.” In Interrogating Women Empowerment: The Global Experience, New Delhi: Satyam Law International, ed. Vikram Singh. New Delhi: Satyam Law International, 505–518. https:/ Conference Proceedings (1) 1. Azim, Syed Wasif. 2019. “Conflict, Violence and Culture: The Socio-Cultural Relationship of Mashar and Kashar among the Pukhtuns of Swat Pakistan.” In The 10 Dynamics of Change in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Region: Politics (Dis)Integration and Reformation in the Borderland, ed. Shahida Aman. Islamabad, Pakistan: Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 23–38. Research Articles (12) 1. Azim Syed Wasif and Muhammad Usman Shakir. “Violent Conflict And National Identity In Pakistan: A Theoretical And Empirical Exploration”, National Identities. DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2023.2166912 (WOS and Scopus Indexed: HEC W Category). 2. Azim, Syed Wasif. 2022. "Violent Conflict and Ethnic Identity: Reflections on Ethnic Relations among the Pukhtuns (Pashtuns) in Swat, Pakistan". Mankind Quarterly 62 (3). (Scopus Indexed: HEC X Category). 3. Azim, Syed Wasif. 2021. "Structural Constraints and Women’s Socio-Political Marginalization in the Pukhtun Region of Pakistan: The Nexus of Pukhtunwali, Mullahs, and Pakistani State Laws". Asian Women 37 (1), pp. 93-118, (Scopus Indexed: HEC X Category). 4. Azim, Syed Wasif, et al. (2021). “Religion, Conflict and Identity: Islam, Pakistani identity and the conflict in Swat” Journal of Peace, Development and Communication, vol. Volume 5, no. Issue 1, 2021, pp. 416-427, (HEC Y Category). 5. Wahab Fazal, Syed Wasif Azim and Muhammad Ayub Jan. 2020. “The Testimony of Traumatic and Violent Conflict: Pukhtu Poetry in Swat in Retrospect.” Journal of Peace, Development and Communication, 04 (02): 16–42. (HEC Y Category). 6. Azim, Syed Wasif, Zarmina Baloch and Asif Salim. 2020. “Our Hujra is deserted”: Conflict, Violence, culture, and ethnic identity among the Pukhtuns of Swat, Pakistan. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation 24 (9): 4694-4704. (HEC Y Category). 7. Yaseen Ullah, Manzoor Ahmad and Syed Wasif Azim. 2020. “Politics of Protest in Pakistan: Causes and Features of the PTI (2014) Dharna in Islamabad, Pakistan” Global Strategic & Security Studies Review (GSSSR) 5 (1): 36 ‒ 46. (HEC Y Category). 11 8. Shah, Hassan., Azim, Syed. Wasif., Mehmood, Wajid., & Zubair, Seema. 2020. "General Elections 2013: A Case Study of Low Turnout of Women Voters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan". Liberal Arts & Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 3(2), 126-138. (HEC Y Category). 9. Azim, Syed Wasif. 2018. “Conflict and Violence in Swat: Impacts on Pakistani National Identity among Swat Pukhtuns.” Journal of Political Studies (Special Issue): 59:74. (HEC Y Category). 10. Azim, Syed Wasif, Mohammad Ayub Jan, and Nathalie Willaims. 2018. “Conflict and Ethnic Identity: Pukhtunwali and Purdah in Conflict Ridden Swat, Pakistan.” Pakistan Journal of Criminology 10(3): 64–85. (HEC Y Category). 11. Azim, Syed Wasif, Wajid Mehmood, and Sajjad Hussain. 2018. “Swat Conflict in Retrospect: Violence and Jarga among the Swat Pukhtuns in Pakistan.” LASSIJ: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal 2(1): 37–48. (HEC Y Category). 12. Azim, Syed Wasif, Muhammad Ayub Jan, and Hassan Shah. 2016. “Pak-India Trade Relations: From Rivalry to Friendship.” The Dialogue 11(4): 428-443. (HEC Y Category).

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