Asiya Jawed

Academic Background

BA Psychology and International Relations, Mount Holyoke College, US.

Research Experience

Asiya began working at the Collective in August 2019 as a research assistant focusing on the Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA) research programme. She has been involved in multiple work streams within the programme such as Gendered Contentions and Navigating Civic Spaces in a Time of Covid-19. Alongside the A4EA work, she has been managing the Pakistan chapter of the longitudinal and comparative online ethnographic study called Family and Community in the Time of Covid-19 - a ten-country initiative spearheaded by University College London.

Previously, Asiya worked in a research lab at Mount Holyoke's psychology department studying issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community regarding mental and sexual health equity and access. She was also involved in a research project focusing on the psycho-social problems faced by Bhutanese refugees residing in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

During her undergrad, she worked at Human Rights Watch (HRW) in New York as a Development and Outreach Intern, and as a research intern and facilitator at Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC) Films and The Recovery House Rehabilitation Centre in Karachi.

Research Interests

psychology, womxn's mental and reproductive health, public health/policy, gender, openness in governance, power relations, monitoring civic spaces, qualitative research methodology with a focus on media studies and digital ethnography.

Reports and Publications at the Collective

  1. Ayesha Khan, Asiya Jawed and Komal Qidwai, Women and protest politics in Pakistan. Gender and Development 29/2-3, pp. 391-410. DOI: 10.1080/13552074.2021.1981623 . December 2021.

  2. Ayesha Khan, Aslam Khwaja and Asiya Jawed, Navigating Civic Spaces During a Pandemic: Pakistan Report. December 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  3. Asiya Jawed and Haleema Hasan, 2020 in Review: Pakistani Students and the Pandemic. Collective Blog. March 2021.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  4. Haleema Hasan and Asiya Jawed, Why COVID-19 is Fatal for Children. Collective Blog. December 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  5. Asiya Jawed, Healthcare Workers’ Mobilization in Pakistan. Collective Blog. November 2020.

    Keywords: Covid-19

  6. Asiya Jawed, Performative Protests in Pakistan. Collective Blog. November 2019.