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.
Dr Tania Saeed is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, and presently a Marie Sklowdoska-Curie fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Her research focuses on citizenship, education, Islamophobia, and populism in the context of Pakistan and the South Asian diaspora in the UK and US. 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).
As a Marie Curie fellow, she is exploring transnational networks of political parties in Pakistan and India with a focus on the South Asian diaspora in the US and UK, examining political ideologies across generations, and its influence on voting choice. Her previous research explored 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 examined the changing nature of higher education in relation to the onslaught of internationalization and neoliberalism 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.