Tag: Student

Pakistan Students Scholarship Fund, University of North Texas

Last year I, along with Dr. Qaisar Abbas and Dr. Saleha Suleman, established a need-based scholarship for diasporic and heritage Pakistani students at the University of North Texas. Now a recognized fund at UNT, the fund is housed in College of Arts and Sciences and will be administered by the founding members and other board…

Metropolitan Scholars and the Role of Cultural Informants

Having read enough of Gayatri Spivak to understand the power dynamics involved in the center-periphery exchanges, I have always been wary of the role of the cultural informant. As a scholar of postcolonial studies, therefore, I always keep a critical eye on my own conduct in order to avoid falling for this deeply troubling role.…