Gender and Peacebuilding

3 credits / 9 weeks weeks
8 Apr 2024 - 9 Jun 2024

Professor Uzma Rashid

Uzma Rashid

Associate Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and Academic Coordinator of MA in Gender and Peacebuilding, MA in Gender and Development and MA in Religion, Culture, and Peace Studies Programmes

Dr. Uzma Rashid serves as Associate Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, and Academic Coordinator for the Gender and Peacebuilding; Gender and Development; and Religion, Culture, and Peace Studies Masters programmes at the University for Peace (established by the UN General Assembly), Costa Rica. Prior to joining UPEACE, she worked as Chair at the Department of Sociology, and Associate Dean for Research of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Rashid has done her PhD as a Fulbright scholar from the interdisciplinary Language, Literacy, and Culture program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, and has extensive teaching, training, and research experience in a variety of contexts. Her academic work and research interests have consistently been interdisciplinary in nature, with the aim of working towards equity and justice by furthering an understanding of power relations in the intersections of gender, sexuality, religion, race, ethnicity, caste, ability, and class at the multiple levels on which they operate. She is also a certified trainer for conducting self-defense trainings with a holistic view of tackling violence, especially sexual and gender based violence. Currently, she is also a KAICIID International Fellow for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, implementing a project for capacity building towards ensuring that interfaith dialogue spaces can be made more inclusive and nonviolent for queer communities. She is always open to ideas for collaborations that are aimed at creating such just futures for all. She can be reached at 



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