Afiya S. Zia, Sessional Lecturer at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto. She is a feminist researcher-scholar and activist with a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from the University of York, UK. She is author of ‘Sex Crime in the Islamic Context’, 1994 (ASR, Lahore). Afiya has edited a series of books, authored several essays in recent publications and contributed to scholarly journals. She is currently completing a manuscript for publication titled, ‘Faith and Feminism in Pakistan’. Her research interests include the interplay of Islam and secularism in Muslim contexts, violence against women and the women health workers’ movement in Pakistan.
Title: Post-Defence Reflections: Insights on Progressing through the PHD
Description: In this informal workshop, doctoral graduate Afiya Zia will share their insight around the experiences and lessons learned at various stages of competing their doctoral degree. The aim of this gathering is to provide an opportunity to foster open dialogue, voice concerns, find clarity, and share strategies that may help overcome habits like procrastination and/or assist productivity and encourage comradeship. We hope these conversations will serve as a valuable platform to come together as a community and to contribute to the conversation as colleagues, friends, and peers.