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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Short-Term Research Grant Awardee - Sundas Amer

Sundas Amer (PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin) was a 2020 AIPS Short-Term Research Grant awardee and conducted research in Pakistan for two months. Read the final report and more here.

Critical Pakistan Studies to be published by Cambridge University Press from 2023

Starting in January 2023, Cambridge University Press will publish a new interdisciplinary journal, Critical Pakistan Studies. The journal is a joint launch between CUP and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS); the University of Exeter South Asia Centre, UK; and Le Centre d ‘Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS), France.

The Community College Collaborative Workshop

Dr. Paul Edleman (Sauk Valley Community College), Prof. Farah Habib (Bristol Community College), and Dr. Robert Soza (Mesa Community College) facilitated an AIPS-sponsored workshop titled “Inter-Disciplinary Integration of Social Science & Humanities in Pedagogy and Curriculum Development at Skills Building Educational Institutions.

2022 AIPS Book Prize Awardee

Congratulations to Dr. Nosheen Ali for receiving the 2022 AIPS Book Prize for her book titled Delusional States: Feeling Rule and Development in Pakistan's Northern Frontier! The Book Prize Committee writes that Dr. Ali's work "...advanced how the field thinks about the War on Terror, and how citizens in Gilgit-Baltistan negotiate and respond to the unique political economy created by the US and Pakistan in the borderlands." To see the committee's full comments, please see below. Congratulations again to Dr. Ali!

AIPS At-Large Executive Committee Election Results

Congratulations to Dr. Rini Bhattacharya Mehta and Dr. Michael Hirsch who were recently elected to the AIPS At-Large Executive Committee! Dr. Mehta is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and of Religion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She works on the evolution and synthesis of modernity; nationalism, religious revival, cinema and the post-global nation state. Dr. Hirsch is a Professor of Sociology at Huston-Tillotson University. He is currently doing research on reconciliation between Pakistan and India and the career paths of Russian Cosmonauts.