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Pakistan Solidarity Fundraiser: Online panel chaired by Nichola Khan

22 September 2022
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Join Nichola Khan, Nehaal Bajwa and Sadiq Bhanbhro for an online discussion of the Pakistan floods : neo-colonialism, climate (in)justice; the causes and outcomes of the floods.

The speakers

Sadiq Bhanbhro was born, raised and did his first degree in social anthropology from Pakistan, and now he lives in the UK with his partner and two kids. He is Senior Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University. He is a trained social anthropologist, public health professional, and an experienced interdisciplinary researcher with a proven track record of success within research, teaching and social development. Sadiq consciously considers the social, political, cultural, religious, and economic dimensions and dynamics of whatever problems he works on or studies. His broader research area is inequalities and global public health, in which he researches health and wellbeing, gender, sexuality, violence, racism and the intersections among these areas. Sadiq has been working in different countries, including the UK, Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya and the Philippines.

Nehaal Bajwa is a PhD student in Education at the University of Sussex and Vice President of Liberation & Equality at the National Union of Students (NUS). Their PhD research focuses on the narratives and practices of fathering and family life in Lahore, Pakistan, with an interest in care and social reproduction; individual responsibility in the context of structural oppression; and the political economy of institutions that affect our narratives, practices, and identities, now and over the life course.

Nichola Khan is a Reader in Anthropology and Psychology, and Co-Director of the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics at the University of Brighton. She works on areas of migration, mobilities, health, and mental illness in conflict and post-conflict societies in Asia and Europe: in Pakistan’s megacity of Karachi, on transnational refugee migration from Afghanistan, and more recently on irregular Pakistani and Afghan migrants in France. She has published four books: ‘Mohajir Militancy in Pakistan’ (2010, 2012, Routledge); ‘Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi’ (2017 ed., Oxford University Press; Hurst & Co.); ‘Arc of the Journeyman: Afghan Migrants in England’ (2020, Uiversity of Minnesota Press); and ‘Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights’ (2017, University of Toronto Press). She is committed to research that makes a difference to people’s lives, that highlights violence, racism and exclusion, and seeks to transform lives and communities at local, national and global level.


This online event is part of a wider events programme aimed at raising funds to support the Pakistan flood relief efforts. Donations are strongly encouraged but the panel discussion will also be livestreamed via Facebook Live. You can also come and watch it at ONCA Gallery. All proceeds will go to WDF (Women Democratic Front) a Pakistan-based, independent socialist-feminist resistance movement, providing aid to communities affected by flooding since 2018.


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