Anila Daulatzai

Anila Daulatzai

Visiting Lecturer on Women’s Studies and Islamic Studies
WSRP Research Associate 2014–15
Colorado Scholar
Anila Daulatzai

Home institution

Lahore University School of Management Sciences


Anila Daulatzai has been involved in various political and community actions for over two decades. She has done research on reproductive health among Afghan refugees and internally displaced persons in camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan from 1995 to 2001. Her research interests include health and economic vulnerability and social suffering in Afghanistan and in Afghan refugees. She holds masters degrees in public health and Islamic studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD in anthropology from The Johns Hopkins University.

Research project

War and What Remains: Widowhood in Contemporary Afghanistan

Based on more than three years of ethnographic research in Kabul, Afghanistan, the project explores how widowhood is negotiated through serial war and occupation, and how humanitarian practices re-configure what it means to be a widow and to receive aid in a predominantly Muslim society.

Research Associate Status

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