Drawing upon experience from attending a faculty development seminar in Lahore, Pakistan, Paul Edleman explores the meaning of space and how space is utilized in Lahore. Edleman argues that politics and space can be intertwined in the architecture of a city and the expression of the city's culture.
This study by Waheed Alam, Abdul Hameed, Shakir Ullah, and Muhammad Wali Ullah examines the pictograms (rock paintings) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. By studying the type and prevalence of different designs (including human, zoomorphic, and artificial structures), the researchers are able to make cultural connections to their significance and history.
Christopher Finnigan offers a summary on the research project of Andrew Amstutz relating to Buddhism and Pakistan's engagement with its Buddhist history. Amstutz's ongoing research examines how museums in particular have played a crucial role in the development of Buddhist historical narratives in Pakistan.
Jennifer Dubrow examines the role of Urdu poetry in the current protests against India's Citizenship Amendment Act. Pakistani Marxist poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz and his poem "Hum Dekhenge" have served as a rallying cry in protests in India and abroad against the Citizen Amendment Act which seeks to propose a religious basis for citizenship for refugees entering India from neighboring countries.
Brian Bond was a 2016-17 AIPS Fellow and conducted research in India for nine months. Bond "examines ways in which Sindhi Sufi poetry performance is used as a tool for imparting Islamic teachings to rural Muslims in Kachchh, Gujarat, a region in western India on the border with Sindh, Pakistan."