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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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!

New At-Large Executive Committee Member: Gwendolyn Kirk

AIPS would like to welcome Gwendolyn Kirk to the EC! She will be serving as an At-Large Executive Committee Member.

Introduction to Urdu Language and Culture Course

AIPS will be hosting the Introduction to Urdu Language and Culture online course this Spring. Enrollment is open to all interested in exploring Urdu language and culture, and faculty members at Community Colleges and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are eligible to receive full funding to participate in the course thanks to support from AIPS’s Department of Education’s Title VI Overseas Research Centers funding. The 10-week course will run from February 26 to May 5, 2024.

2024 AIPS Fellowships and Short-Term Research Grants Applications Are Now Open!

AIPS is excited to announce applications are now open for our Pre- and Post-doc Research Fellowships as well as Short-Term Research Grants!