Dr. Muhammad Azam Chaudhary
Associate Professor
National Institute of Pakistan Studies
Quaid-i-Azam University
Islamabad

Phone #: (92-51) 90644042 (Off) E-mail: azamchaudhary59@yahoo.de
Fax No.: (92-51)-2896004 Date of Birth: December 16, 1959.
Mailing Address: House No. 376, Street No. 42,
G-9/1, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Civil Status: Married
Nationality: Pakistani

Education

1994 Dr. Phil in Cultural and Social Anthropology Heidelberg University, Germany with specialization in Legal and Applied Anthropology; Doctoral Thesis "Justice in practice; Legal Anthropology of Pakistani Punjabi Village"
1984 M.A in Pakistan Studies with special focus on Ethnography
of Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Quadi-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
1981 Bachelor of Arts (BA) Government Asghar Mall College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan


Years of Professional Experience:   21 Yeas

Key Qualifications: Experience with International Organizations:

2008-09 Visiting Professor(DAAD) at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthroplogy, University of Tuebingen, Germany.
2007 Visiting Professor(DAAD) at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthroplogy, University of Tuebingen, Germany.
2004-2005 Visiting Professor(DAAD) at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthroplogy, Free University, Berlin, Germany.
10-11, 2002 Consultant for the German Technical Co-operation (GTZ) for the project Drug Abuse Prevention among Youth in Peshawar of the Drug and Development Programme (ADE) GTZ Eschborn/Germany.
2000 Resource person for the Population Council Islamabad. Gave training to the medical health personnel from GOs and NGOs in a Workshop in collaboration with the Population Council .
1997-1999 Visiting teacher for the German Technical Co-operation (GTZ), Strengthening of Health Services Academy, Islamabad Project (SHAIP).
1988-1994 Visting Research Scholar at the Research Cell "Rock-Carvings and Inscription on the Karakorum Highway" of the Heidelberg Academy of Humanities and Sciences" in Germany.

Professional Experience:

2008-09 Seminar at the Institute of Ethnology, University of Tuebingen, Germany. The seminar titles included: Heiligenverehrung, Schreine, und Sufismus in Islam, Politics of Islam and Everyday Muslim Behaviour in Pakistan and Vergleichende Regional studien
2007 Teaching of Social Anthropology at the Institute of Ethnology, University of Tuebingen, Germany. The courses taught included: Entwicklungsethnologie, Rechtsethnologie Pakistan, Politischeethnologie and Verwandtschaft, Familie, Individuam, und Genderbeziehungen in Pakistan
2004-05 Teaching Socail Anthropology at Free University Berlin, Germany for one semester. The course taught included:
(i) Jenseits des, Clash of Civilizations: Muslimisches Alltagsverhalten in Pakistan
(ii) Verwandtschaft, Verein und Koelscher Kluengel: Kommunalpolitik in Pakistan und Deutschland
(iii) Zwischen Blutrache und Gastfreundschaft: Das Bild der Paschtunen in der ethnographischen des Punjab.
(iv) Sufismus, Gabentausch und Braderei. Ethnographie des Punjab.
2003 Applied Qualitative Research in Germany: Fieldwork on communal politics and administration in Oberpleis (Konigswinter), with the background of the introduction of the new communal administration system in Pakistan taking Nordrhein-Westfalen as Model.
10-11, 2002 Evaluation: Social Development Consultant for the German Technical Co-operation (GTZ), Eschborn, Germany. Final Evaluation of the project "Drug Abuse Prevention among Youth in Peshawar" of the "Drug and Development Programme" (ADE) GTZ Germany implemented by DOST Foundation Peshawar/Pakistan.
1996 up to date Teaching and Research: Associate Professor at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan with teaching and research responsibilities:
  • Some of the major courses taught includ Research Methodology, Applied Anthropology, Political Anthropology, Ethnology of Pakistan, Social Change and Development, Population Studies.
  • Supervised more than thirty(30) Master's and six(6) M.Phil. Theses covering wide range of academic and applied fields like: Family Planning, HIV-AIDs awareness among commercial sex workers, Traditional Healing Systen, Traditional Diet Practices in Pregnancy, Beggary Women, Patterns of Socialization, Jirga, Panchayat system, Local Government, Indigenous Disaster Management (Earthquake) etc.
2000-2001 Applied Reseach: Co-Principle Investigator in a team consisting of six research assistants and two chief Investigator. The team conducted a total of months field work in the two villages (Korrina and Cheora in Kotle Sattian District Murree and One village (Tehi) near Talagang district Chakwal.
2000 Training of Trainers (ToT): Trained Medical Health Personal from GOs and NGOs in a Workshop on "Qualitative Research Methodology", 13-25 November in Islamabad in collaboration with Population Council Islamabad.
1997-1999 Visiting Teacher: Delivered lectures to the MPH students (in service medical professionals) in the framework of German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) Strengthening of Health Services Academy, Islamabad Project (SHAIP).
1989-1995 Visiting Research Scholar at the Research Cell "Rock-Carvings and Inscriptions on the Karakorum Highway" of the Heidelberg Academy of Humanity and Sciences.
1994-1995 Five months field research in Chilas on the topic "Blood Feuds in Chilas, past and present".
1984-1988 Research Associate in the Islamabad branch of the South Asia Institute of the Heidelberg University, Germany.
1998 Conducted a Months survey for Pakistan Narcotics Control Board, Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan.
1983-1985 Three months Field work among the Maruts, Gold-washers of the Indus.
1981-1984 Research Assistant to Dr. W. P. Zingel Glatzer in the Islamabad branch of the South Asia Institute of the Heidelberg University, Germany.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Book Published by the International Press
1. Cultural Analysis of Politics, Law and Religion in Pakistan: Some Essays in Interpretive Anthropology. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe Verlag. 2008.
2. 'Justice in Practice: Legal ethnography of a Pakistani Punjabi Village. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Editor Executive Editor, Scrutiny: A Journal of International and Pakistan Studies. Vol. No.1, 2009 2008.

Articles in International Journals
1. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2009. Bureaucracy and "Gemeinde" Politics in Germany; a Pakistani Perspective. In: Ethnoscripts; Analysen und Information aus dem Institut fuer Ethnologie der University Hamburg 11,1: 176-197. (HEC CATEGORY " W ")
2. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2006. 'Rhineland Ethnography and Pakistani Reflexivity'. In: Zeitschrift fuer Ethnologie 131: 1-26. (HEC CATEGORY " W ")
3. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2005.'The Mullah as different- the Mullah as same': A local anthropologists reflections on the Lebenswelt of Mullahs in the Pakistani Punjab. In: Ethnoscripts; Analysen und Informationen aus dem Institute fuer Ethnologie der universitaet Hamburg. 7: 57-84. (Revised version of this article is published in Cultural Analysis of Politics, Law and Religion in Pakistan. Some essays in Interpretative Anthropology by Azam Chaudhary. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe Verlag)
(HEC CATEGORY " W ")

Articles in National Journals
1. 'Blood Revenge, Pushtoon and Islam in Chilas, Gilgit-Baltistan', in Central Asia Journal , No. 64 (Summer 2009), pp. 87-105 (HEC CATEGORY " Y ")
2. 'The Shari'a and the Pakistani Judicial System'. in Journal of Asian Civilizations Vol. XXXII, No. 1 (2009), 186-192. (HEC CATEGORY " Y ")
3. Betwixt and between Roles and Locals-fieldwork Experience in Chilas, Northern Pakistan.Journal of Asian Civilization , "Masters of Understanding: German Scholars in the Hindu Kush and Karakoram, 1955-2005, Vol. XXXI, No. 1-2, 2008. (HEC CATEGORY " Y ")
4. "Post-Buddhist Rock-Art and its Relevance to the Present Inhabitants of Chilas, Northern Pakistan". In: Journal of Asian Civilization, Vol. XXX, No. 1, July 2007. (HEC CATEGORY " Y ")
5. "The Place of Customary law in Pakistani Legal Culture'. In: Journal of Asian Civilization, Vol. XXIX, No. 2, December 2006. (HEC CATEGORY " Y ")
6. "Population Transition: Desired Number of Children, Infant mortality and Family Planning in a Punjabi Village'. In: Journal of Asian Civilization, Vol. XXX, No. 2, 2007. (HEC CATEGORY " Y ")

Chapters in Edited Books Published by the International Press
1. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2008. Law as Cultural System: Chaudhary, Mullah and Judge in Pakistan legal culture. In:Sand, I and Rubya Mehdi, et ell (Eds) "Law and Religion in the multicultural Societies" DJOF publishing Copenhagen. (This is a revised version of the original article "Cultural Dimensions of Practiced Law in Pakistan" published in: Cultural Analysis of Politics, Law and Religion in Pakistan: Some Essays in Interpretative Anthropology by Azam Chaudhary. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe Verleg).
2. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2008. Cultural Analysis of Politics, Law and Religion in Pakistan: Some Essays in Interpretative Anthropology (Introduction). In: Cultural Analysis of Politics, Law and Religion in Pakistan: Some Essays in Interpretative Anthropology by Azam Chaudhary. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe Verleg
3. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2008. Cultural Basis of Pakistani Politics: Case studies of two villages about local politics in the Pakistani Punjab. In: Cultural Analysis of Politics, Law and Religion in Pakistan: Some Essays in Interpretative Anthropology by Azam Chaudhary. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe Verleg
4. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2008. Muslim Religious Shrine as a cultural system: A case study of Bari Imam in Islamabad. In: Cultural Analysis of Politics, Law and Religion in Pakistan: Some Essays in Interpretative Anthropology by Azam Chaudhary. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe Verleg
5. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2008. Parents and Children as Socialization in the Pakistani Punjab: A case study of marriage and inheritance. In: Cultural Analysis of Politics, Law and Religion in Pakistan: Some Essays in Interpretative Anthropology by Azam Chaudhary. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe Verleg
6. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2008. The National, the local and the individual in the Local Politics in Germany: A case study of Gemeinde Unterrheinbach. In: Cultural Analysis of Politics, Law and Religion in Pakistan: Some Essays in Interpretative Anthropology by Azam Chaudhary. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe Verleg
7. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2008. Contrasting Reflexive Positionality in the 'Native' Pakistani and the 'Afar' German Field works. In: Cultural Analysis of Politics, Law and Religion in Pakistan: Some Essays in Interpretative Anthropology by Azam Chaudhary. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe Verleg
8. Chaudhary, M. Azam and Julia Katzan 2005. COMBATING HIV/AIDS; The role of cultural contexts in a globalised world. In: Uwe Kracht and Manfred Schulz (Eds.): Food and Nutrition Security in the Process of Globalization and Urbanization, Litt, Munster.
9. Chaudhary, M. Azam 2002. Scharia und pakistanisches Rechtssystem. In: Evangelisches Missionswerk in Deutschland (EMW) (Hrsg.): Landerheft Pakistan; Weltmission Heute 44. Breklum: Breklumer Druckerei
10. Chaudhary, M. Azam 1998. Maruts: Gold-washers of the Indus. In: I. Stellrecht and M. Winiger (Hrsg.): Perspective on History and Change in the Karakorum, Hindukush, and Himalaya, Scientific studies 3. Koln: Koppe Verlag.
11. Chaudhary, M. Azam 1998. Blood Feuds in Chillas, Past and Present. In I. Stellrecht and M. Winiger (Hrsg.): Karakorum-Hindukush-Himalaya: Dynamics of Change. Koln:Rudiger Koope Verlag

Publications in the Press
1. Parent and children in the Pakistani Punjabi family: A case of marriage and inheritance. In: Hardenberg, R. et ell. (Eds.) An Anthropology of Values; Essays in honour of George Pfeffer. New Delhi: Longman Peason.
2. Law as Cultural System: Chaudhary, Mullah and Judge in Pakistani legal cultural. In: Sand, I and Rubya Mehdi(Eds.) "Religion and law in the multicultural societies" DJOF Publishing Copenhagen. Accepted for publication by the University of Copenhagen, Department of Comparative Religion.
3. Bureaucracy in a German "Gemeinde": A Pakistani Perspective. In: Journal of the Society of the Anthropology of Europe". USA.
4. Pakistan's Population Transition: Desired Number of Children, Infant Mortality and Family Planning in a Punjabi Village. In: Journal of Asian Civilizations.

Chapters in edited books Published by the National Press
1. Chaudhary, M. Azam 1992. Naqoosh-I-Framoosh. (in Urdu) In S. Khan (Hrsg.): Aeina-e-Diamar. Gilgit: Sartaj & Co.

Comments published in international/national journals
1. Comment on: Debating Self, Identity and Culture in Anthropology by Martin Sokefeld. In Current Anthropology, 1999, Vol. 40 (4): 431.
2. Comments on "Redressing the Rural-Urban Imbalance" by T. Scarlet Epstein. in: The Pakistan Development Review; An International Journal of Development Economics. 42:465-466.

Translation from German to Urdu
1. Urdu translation of the "Materialien zur Archaeology der Nordgebiete Pakistans. BD.I. Die Felsbildstation Oshibat" by Martin Bemmann and Ditte Koenig. 1994. Mainz: Verlag Philipp Von Zabern.

Documentary Film
1. Made a documentary film on the annual Urs celeberations at the Shrine of Bari Imam, Islamabad.

Projects in Progess
Reports
1. Chaudhary, M.A and V. Morsdorf. 2002. Evaluation Report of project Drug Abuse Prevention among Youth in Peshawar for GTZ Eschborn/Germany.
2. Chaudhary, M.A. 1998. Survey Report on the place of drugs in the traditional diet classification in a Punjabi Village for the Narcotics Control Board, Ministry of Interior, Govt. Of Pakistan.
3. Chaudhary, M.A 1988. Pakistan's Population Transition: Desired Number of Children, Infant Mortality and Family Planning in a Punjabi Village. In: Pakistan's Population Stabilization Prospects: 2nd Conference Proceedings 31st Oct. - 2nd Nov. 2001, Islamabad. Islamabad: Population Association of Pakistan.
4. Chaudhary, M.Azam 2000. Post-Buddhist Rock-Art and its relevance to the Present Inhabitants of Chilas, Northern Pakistan. In Pakistan Journal of Social Scineces, Vol. XXXIII, 1997. Faculty of Social Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, islamabad.

International Conferences/Workshop Attended:
1995 International Karakorum Conference, 29th Sep. - 2nd Oct, 1995, Islamabad and read a paper on "Blood Feuds in Chilas: Past and Present".
1994 Workshop on "Karakorum-Himalaya: Dynamik des Wandels 20-22 April, 1995. In Mainz, Germany and Contributed a paper on "Maruts: Gold-washers of the Indus".
1990 The Second International Hidukush culture Conference, 1990, Chitral.
1983 International conference on Karakorum Culture, Gilgit, September 24-30, 1983.

National Conferences/Workshop Attended:
2004 19th Annual General Meeting and Conference 13th-15th January, 2004 of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists, contributed a paper on "Public participation in Local Self-government in Koenigswinter Germany: Lessons of Pakistan" and was a discussant in a distinguished lecture titled "Redressing the Rural -Urban imbalance" by T. Scarlet Epstein.
2001 Annual Population Research Conference 2001. Pakistan's Population Stabilization Prospects at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), MCH Center, Islamabad 31st October - 2 November organized by Population Association of Pakistan and read a paper on "Pakistan's Population Transition: Desired Number of Children, Infant Mortality and Family Planning in a Punjabi Village".
2001 16th Annual General Meeting and Conference 22nd - 24th January, 2001 of the Pakistan Society of Development Economist.
1999 Arranged, participated and conducted some sessions of a workshop on "Qualitative Research Methodology" from 13-25th of November 2000 in Islamabad in collaboration with the Population Council the Islamabad office.

Language Skills

  Reading Speaking Writing
English 5 5 5
German 5 5 5
Urdu 5 5 5
Punjabi native native native

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