Research Associate – South Asian history, politics and society
Dr Iram Naseer Ahmad is an Assistant Professor at Forman Christian University, working in the Department of History & Pakistani-Studies. She has a History PhD from the University of the Punjab. During her doctoral studies, Iram won an IRSIP Exchange Scholarship for a semester at Arizona State University and attended Winter Camp at Nanjing University, China. Among her awards, in June 2019 Iram received the top ‘World Scholar Award’ at the WHA Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, and in May 2022 a ‘World History Commons’ honorarium from George Mason University, Va., for an essay on teaching methods in world history. In addition, the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG), Volkswagen Foundation in Hanover, Germany, awarded her an early career research award. Iram has contributed to various publications, including chapters on ‘South Asia: State, Society and Politics’, ‘Equality and inequality in the Global World (1950-2020)’, and ‘Identity and Society in the Global World’. Her specialist interests are Pakistan’s foreign and domestic policy (including Pakistan’s relationship to China and the impact of the ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ on local and regional connectivity) and human insecurity in South Asia (particularly relating to economics and the environment, and political and strategic conflict).