Episode 12

Faith and Feminism in Pakistan - with author Dr. Afiya S. Zia

Published on: 21st March, 2023

Amy is joined by Dr. Afiya S. Zia to discuss her book Faith and Feminism in Pakistan: Religious Agency or Secular Autonomy and explore the achievements and challenges of Pakistani feminists.

Dr. Afiya Zia is a feminist scholar who has taught Gender Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada, and Habib University in Pakistan. She is the author of three books, has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed essays in scholarly publications, and she's contributed chapters for over ten edited volumes, including an award-winning publication on human rights. She's currently a professor at Wesleyan University.

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I grew up in Colorado as the oldest of 5 children, reading, writing, drawing, singing, and practicing the piano and violin. I attended Brigham Young University, where I met Erik Allebest during my first week of freshman year, studied abroad in Israel, lived in Chile for a year and a half as a missionary, and married Erik all before graduating with a degree in English. Erik and I moved around - to Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Spain, and Northern California - while Erik started and ran chess businesses for a living (primarily chess.com) and I stayed home to raise our four children. Those four kids have become brilliant, hilarious people and are our very best friends. I am a long-time trail runner, a recent CrossFitter, a lifelong reader and writer, and an almost-graduate of Stanford University's Master's of Liberal Arts program.