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About Lubna Chaudhry

Lubna Chaudhry has published numerous articles and book chapters on structural and conflict-based violence faced by disenfranchised communities in Pakistan. After receiving her PhD from the University of California at Davis in the interdisciplinary field of sociocultural studies in education, Chaudhry taught at the University of Georgia, Athens, for three years. After that she lived in Pakistan where she first worked for the ASR Institute of Women's Studies, but then spent three and a half years as a research fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, Pakistan. For one of her projects there she worked as senior researcher for a World Bank-funded Pakistan poverty assessment. During her time at the institute she was also involved in a Ford Foundation-funded study examining women, conflict and security.

Since 2003, when she joined Binghamton University's Department of Human Development, Chaudhry has maintained a transnational presence in Pakistan and the United States and is currently conducting fieldwork to understand the impact of armed conflict on children and youth in Swat Valley, Pakistan. Chaudhry holds a joint title with the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, and is an affiliated faculty member of the University's programs in Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


Present Department Chair and Associate Professor, Binghamton University--SUNY

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  • HDEV 400, Social Justice
  • HDEV 382T-ST, Forms of Global Violence
  • HDEV 379, Migration, Citizenship and Social Justice
  • HDEV 361, Global Migration Flows and Processes
  • HDEV 348, Politics of Education
  • HDEV 335, Gender, Development and Education
  • HDEV 301, Mothering In Cultural Context


BA, University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan ‐ English and History
PhD, University of California, Davis ‐ Sociocultural Studies in education ( double minors in feminist theory and research and critical theory)
MA, University of Hawaii, Manoa ‐ Applied Linguistics
MA, University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan ‐ English

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