Dr. Arslan Waheed

Country of current residence

Pakistan

Current position

Assistant Professor

Current institute employer

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

Since

2021

Previous positions

Junior Researcher (2017-2021), Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

Profession

Social Scientist

Specialisation

Urban Planning and Development

Urban Sociology

Social Theory

Discourse

Urban Poverty

Slums

Right to the City

Degrees / expertise

2021: PhD, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany.

2015: MPhil (Pakistan Studies) Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

2011: B.A Hons. (Political Science) GC University, Lahore.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor (2021 - ), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad

Lecturer (2016-2017), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad

Research Associate (2015-2016), People Empowering and Development Alternatives (PEDA), Islamabad.

Research Fellow (2014-2015), Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Islamabad.

 

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Jörg Blasius

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Irit Eguavoen

2022

Mehmood, Y., Qadar, A., Waheed., A.  2022.  Water Contamination, Households’ Risk Perceptions, and Averting Behavior: Evidence from the Nullah Lai, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.  Journal of Asian and African Studies, . Further Information
Qadar, A., A. Waheed.  2022.  From Sainthood to Saintly Kinship: How Claiming Saintly Kinship Is Structuring the Social and Patronage Relationships in Rural Punjab, Pakistan.  Journal of Asian and African Studies, https://doi.org/10.1177/00219096221097720   . Further Information
Waheed, A., A. Qadar, Y. Mehmood.  2022.  Utopia of social distancing and dystopia of living in slums: urban poor’s perspectives from the global south and the theory of planned behaviour.  Local Environment, DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2022.2103653   . Further Information

2021

Waheed, A..  2021.  “I Will Obey Whatever Orders Will Be Given to Me …”: A Critical Discourse Analysis of an Affidavit from a Slum Upgradation and Rehabilitation Project in Islamabad, Pakistan.  Social Sciences, 10(6)   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Waheed, A..  2021.  Development Discourses and Urban Poor: A Comparative Study of Slums of Islamabad and Brasilia.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Arts, University of Bonn.  Further Information

2019

Arslan Waheed.  2019.  Pir-Murid Relationship: Stereotypes and Practitioners' Perspectives.  The Historian, 17(Winter)   : 9-21   . (Open Access)   Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Social and Cultural Change and Adaptation
  • Growth, inequality and poverty
  • Methods
  • Theories of Development
  • Development Politics
  • Governance and conflict
  • Migration, mobility and urbanization
Research countries
  • Brazil
  • Pakistan
Working groups

ZEF in the City

Teaching

Urban Ecology

Research Methods

Migration and Development

Population and Development

Professional experience

Assistant Professor (2021 - ), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad

Lecturer (2016-2017), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad

Research Associate (2015-2016), People Empowering and Development Alternatives (PEDA), Islamabad.

Research Fellow (2014-2015), Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Islamabad.

 

Degrees

2021: PhD, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany.

2015: MPhil (Pakistan Studies) Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

2011: B.A Hons. (Political Science) GC University, Lahore.

Expertise

Development, Urban Governance, Slums, Public Policy, Discourse Theory, Urban Sociology

Funding institutions

PhD funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Jörg Blasius

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Irit Eguavoen

Arslan Waheed

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department :
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change

Office E-Mail:
arslanwaheed.s3h(at)s3h.nust.edu.pk