Tania Saeed is the Co-Investigator on the History Education and Classrooms theme together with Duong Keo and Catriona Pennell and the Learning, Collaborative Evaluation and Partnership theme with Lizzi Milligan. Based in Pakistan, Tania is an Associate Professor of Sociology at LUMS. Her research focuses on comparative and international education, exploring questions around education in relation to securitization, citizenship and social justice.
She is the author of Islamophobia and Securitization. Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), and the co-author of Youth and the National Narrative. Education, Terrorism and the Security State in Pakistan (Bloomsbury UK, 2020). She is also the elected Chair for the South Asia Special Interest Group (SA SIG) at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) (2019-21). Her current research explores ideologies of exclusion within educational institutions, with projects that examine school curriculum, textbooks and pedagogy in government, low fee private and refugee schools in Pakistan, and projects that explore the changing nature of higher education in relation to the onslaught of internationalization in Pakistan.
Tania’s interest in education began as an undergraduate student where her first major research project focused on patriarchal discourses in all female secondary schools, and how they informed students learning experiences and aspirations. She went on to pursue an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and eventually a doctorate degree in Education from the University of Oxford.