Honourary Fellows and Associates
Dr Sadaf Rizvi
Honourary Senior Research Associate
Dr Rizvi has joined the IED family and is working with Drs
Sadrudin Pardhan and
Sadia Muzaffar Bhutta, to publish edited books and journal articles based on research projects and other scholarly work.
She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Oxford and has nearly 3 decades worth of rich experience. Her specific areas of interest are anthropology of education, childhood ethnography, faith schools and social cohesion, and Muslims in the West. She began her career with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Islamabad, and worked with AKU-IED prior to her move to the United Kingdom.
Dr Rizvi is the editor of two books, ‘Multidisciplinary approaches to educational research: Case studies from Europe and the developing world’ (Routledge, 2012) and Making sense of the global: Anthropological Perspectives on interconnections and processes. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010).
Honorary Senior Teaching Fellow
Ms Khatri has recently joined us to offer a series of short courses/workshops to promote the awareness of trauma education and child safeguarding.
She is the Founder and Chairperson of Kiran Foundation – a non-profit organization that works in Lyari, with the vision to build a compassionate society by providing holistic and transformational education for a mother and her child, rich in humanitarian values, mental health awareness and wellbeing for all.
Her efforts have garnered her several recognitions and awards, including the Sitara-e Imtiaz in 2020. She was also selected as one of POND’s Miracle Women, and received the I AM Karachi PRIDE Award in 2016. Furthermore, Ms Khatri was one of the six central characters of Ho Yaqeen, a documentary series by Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.
Honorary Research Associate
Ms Kureishy has joined the team to promote the teaching and learning of Urdu via short courses, seminars, and other programmes. Her experience and expertise aligns with IED’s move into developing teacher education programmes in the arts and humanities, of which Urdu pedagogy will be a central part.
Ms. Kureishy holds a Master’s degree in Urdu Language and Literature and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Karachi University. She currently serves as the Lead Instructor atNew York University’s Hindi-Urdu Teacher Training Institute. Over her career, she has been affiliated with STARTALK Urdu Programmes for over a decade serving in various roles with University of Pennsylvania, New York University and Kean University.
She also has extensive experience in curriculum design for Urdu heritage and non-heritage learners and provides professional development for Urdu teacher education programmes.