Faiza Rahman is a Pakistani academic committed to the feminist study of Islam. She is a Visiting Doctoral Scholar in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at the Aga Khan University for the academic year 2021-2022. Faiza is in the finishing stages of her PhD in Islamic Civilizations Studies at the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. In 2022, she was awarded the prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by the Institute of Citizens and Scholars (formerly Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Princeton, NJ). Her dissertation is a study of menstrual awareness initiatives and local, religion-inspired beliefs about menstruation in the Islamic contexts of Pakistan. Faiza is committed to ethnographic approaches in her research. She also holds a graduate certificate of study from the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.
Faiza has taught undergraduate courses in Anthropology, Islamic Studies, and Gender Studies. She has taught at the National University of Singapore, the Oxford College at Emory University GA, and at the Indus Valley School in Karachi.
She tweets at @faizaarahman