Hussain Bux Mallah

Academic Background

M.A Sociology, University of Sindh.

Research Experience

Hussain has been working as a Field Researcher with the Collective since 2001. From 1999 to 2001, he worked with the Population Council, Islamabad on various quantitative and qualitative studies including "Listing to distinguish Case and Control areas", "An External Evaluation of National Program for Family Planning and Primary Health Care", "Developing a Research Agenda for the Adolescents of the Pakistan" and "Situation Analysis of Village Based Family Planning Workers".

Before joining the Collective, Hussain worked with Haris Gazdar on two projects: "Investigation into NGO Pilots for Alternative Patterns of Land Tenure" and "Qualitative Survey of Poverty in Rural Pakistan".

Research Interests

Social inequality, Conflicts, Social Movements, Poverty, Migration.

Reports and Publications at the Collective

  1. Hussain Bux Mallah, Mind your language. Collective Blog. October 2016.

  2. Hussain Bux Mallah, Okara Dispossessions: From Jhanglees to Murabba holders to Faltus. Collective Blog. June 2016.

  3. Hussain Bux Mallah, Patriarchy and women's work. Collective Blog. April 2016.

  4. Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah and Ayesha Mysorewala, Pakistan Year 3 Findings from Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility Study. December 2015.

  5. Azmat Budhani and Hussain Bux Mallah, How old are you? Collective Blog. November 2015.

  6. Hussain Bux Mallah and Haris Gazdar, Milk and money. Collective Blog. September 2015.

  7. Hussain Bux Mallah, Mother Karachi and the mother. Collective Blog. June 2015.

  8. Hussain Bux Mallah, Roma left us!. Collective Blog. April 2015.

  9. Mysbah Balagamwala, Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Women's Agricultural Work and Nutrition in Pakistan: Findings from Qualitative Research. LANSA Working Paper, Volume 2015, No.02. LANSA. January 2015.

  10. Mysbah Balagamwala, Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Synergies or Trade-Off Between Agricultural Growth and Nutrition: Women's Work and Care. Paper presented at the 30th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Islamabad. December 2014.

  11. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, The Size of Settlement and Urbanization in Sindh. Collective for Social Science Research. June 2014.

  12. Asad Sayeed, Hussain Bux Mallah and Laila Rajani, Class Conflict,Extraneous Factors or Institutional Vacuum? Review Paper on Causes of Violence in Swat. The Asia Foundation. May 2014.

  13. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Informality and Political Violence in Karachi. Urban Studies, 50: 3065-3083. November 2013.

  14. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Inflation and Food Security in Pakistan: Impact and Coping Strategies. IDS Bulletin, 44: 31-3. May 2013.

  15. Hussain Bux Mallah, Social Inequality and Environmental Threats in Indus Delta Villages: Pakistan. Working Paper 118/2013, COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development. Bielefeld. April 2013.

  16. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Class, caste and housing in rural Pakistani Punjab: The untold story of the Five Marla Scheme. Contributions to Indian Sociology; 46(3): 311-336. October 2012.

  17. Hussain Bux Mallah, Power Mapping and Stakeholder Analysis: Four Priority Sites of the Indus Ecoregion. mimeo. Indus for All Programme-WWF Pakistan and Collective for Social Science Research. April 2012.

  18. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, The Making of a 'Colony' in Karachi and the Politics of Regularisation. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, Thematic Issue No. 5, Rethinking Urban Democracy. February 2012.

  19. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Class, Caste and Marla Housing Scheme in Rural Punjab. Social Science and Policy Bulletin Volume:2 No:3 Winter 2011 School of Humanities, Social Science and Law. Lahore University of Management Science. February 2011.

  20. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Class, caste and housing in rural Punjab -the untold story of the Marla schemes. CSP Research Report 12, Brighton: IDS. January 2011.

  21. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Housing, marginalisation and mobility in Pakistan: residential security as social protection. CSP Research Report 04, Brighton: IDS. January 2011.

  22. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Housing for the poor in a large and growing metropolis. mimeo. Collective for Social Science Research. October 2010.

  23. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Inflation and Food Security in Pakistan: Impact, Policies and Coping Strategies. IFPRI.

  24. Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Residential Security as Social Protection. IDS Bulletin. July 2010.

  25. Azmat Budhani, Haris Gazdar, Sobia Ahmad Kaker and Hussain Bux Mallah, The Open City: Social Networks and Violence in Karachi. Crisis States Working Paper No. 70 (Series 2). Crisis States Research Centre, DESTIN, LSE, London. March 2010.

  26. Haris Gazdar, Sobia Ahmad Kaker and Hussain Bux Mallah, Residential Security as Social Protection: Concepts and Preliminary Findings. Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi. May 2009.

  27. Hussain Bux Mallah and Azmat Budhani, Land Tenure,Rural Livelihood and Institutional Innovation. UN-Habitat. March 2009.

  28. Azmat Budhani and Hussain Bux Mallah, Mega Projects in Balochistan. Paper presented at the National Conference on People's Perspectives on Mega Development in Pakistan organized by Participatory Development Initiatives and Actionaid International Pakistan. March 2007.

  29. Hussain Bux Mallah, Ethical Dilemmas in the Field in Pakistan. Paper presented at the Multidisciplinary International Conference on Qualitative Research in Developing Countries: Faculty of Arts University of Karachi- Pakistan. November 2006.

  30. Azmat Budhani, Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah and Noorulain Masood, Social Marginalisation and Education in Pakistan: Findings of a Qualitative Survey. UNICEF, Islamabad. October 2006.

  31. Hussain Bux Mallah, Gypsies Among Us. The News, Karachi. April 2006.

  32. Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah and Rashid Memon, Irregular Migration and Non-Traditional Threats to State Security: The Case of Karachi. Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Dhaka. October 2005.

  33. The Collective Team, Afghans in Karachi: Migration, Settlement and Social Networks. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul. March 2005.

  34. Asad Sayeed, Rashid Memon, Hussain Bux Mallah and Haseeb Athar, Labour and Governance in the Road Sector: Issues arising in ADB operations in Pakistan. Asian Development Bank, Islamabad. December 2004.

    Keywords: Labour

  35. The Collective Team, A Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Hazardous Industries in Pakistan: Glass Bangle-making, Tanneries and Construction. Working Paper No. 21, Infocus Programme on Promoting the Declaration. International Labour Organization, Geneva. January 2004.

  36. The Collective Team, A Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Domestic Work and Begging in Pakistan. Working Paper No. 22, Infocus Programme on Promoting the Declaration. Interational Labour Organization, Geneva. January 2004.