Arslan Waheed

Research themes
  • Governance and conflict
  • Migration, mobility and urbanization
Research countries
  • Brazil
  • Pakistan
Professional experience

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.



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

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


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

Funding institutions

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Jörg Blasius

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Irit Eguavoen


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, Arslan..  2021.  Development Discourses and Urban Poor: A Comparative Study of Slums of Islamabad and Brasilia.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Arts, University of Bonn. 


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

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Arslan Waheed

Junior Researcher


Department :
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change