Welcome to AIPS

The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), established in 1973, is a bi-national research and education organization with a mission to promote academic study of Pakistan in the US and to encourage scholarly exchange between the US and Pakistan.

It is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, autonomous organization and a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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2024 AIPS Fellowships and Short-Term Research Grants Awarded!

AIPS is excited to announce the Short-Term Research Grantees and Fellowship Recipients for 2024. Congratulations to Shafaq Sohail, Faria Shaikh, Aqib Ali, Noormah Rizwan, Shuyan (Michael) Huang, Asif Mehmood, Muhammad Rizvan Saeed, Ilsa Abdul Razzak, and Muhammad Osama Imran for receiving Short-Term Research Grants and congratulations to Adeem Suhail, Ilqua Lutfi, Asif Sandeelo, Kamini Masood, Shandana Waheed, and Syed Haider Shahbaz for receiving Fellowships!

2024 AIPS Book Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Ali Usman Qasmi (Assistant Professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences) for receiving the 2024 AIPS Book Prize for his book Qaum, Mulk, Sultanat: Citizenship and National Belonging in Pakistan! The committee found this book to be “a significant and original contribution to Pakistan Studies and South Asia Studies, and to the study of nationality, citizenship, and state formation.

First Issue of Critical Pakistan Studies Released

The first articles of Critical Pakistan Studies are now available! There are currently 8 articles that are publicly available via "FirstView" on Cambridge University Press's website.

Critical Pakistan Studies is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes primary source interpretive research that, in addition to Pakistan and Pakistanis, analyzes, discusses, and seeks to understand the varied and multi-layered contexts that constitute Pakistan and its people.

Call for Papers: Special Issue with Critical Pakistan Studies

Ek Dost Kay Naam: Women’s Writings and Popular Literary Cultures in Urdu
Guest Editors: Iqra Shagufta Cheema and Fatima Z. Naveed

We invite scholars and translators of Popular Urdu literature and art—broadly defined as texts intended to be read by mass audiences—to contribute to a special issue, “Ek Dost Kay Naam: Women’s Writings and Popular Literary Cultures in Urdu.”

New Individual Member Trustees

Congratulations to the following AIPS members who were recently elected as Individual Member Trustees on the AIPS Board of Trustees:

Dr. Hassan Abbas (National Defense University)
Dr. Dean Accardi (Connecticut College)
Dr. Natasha Raheja (Cornell University)
Dr. Raisur Rahman (Wake Forest University)

These Trustees represent AIPS Individual Members on the BOT. Thanks to all for your willingness to serve!