Anita Weiss receives large grant for research on countering violent extremism in Pakistan

June 12, 2017—CSWS faculty affiliate Anita M. Weiss recently received a Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Award in the amount of $34,000 to support research for her book project Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Local Actions, Local Voices. The research will be conducted September 2017 – March 2018.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation “supports research and programs to enhance understanding and develop solutions to violence and conflict in the United States and around the globe.”

Anita Weiss stands beside two recent co-edited books at Saeed Book Bank, Islamabad, August 2014.

Dr. Weiss is a professor in the UO Department of International Studies. Her most recent books include:

  • Interpreting Islam, Modernity and Women’s Rights in Pakistan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); South Asian edition by Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, 2015 See video from Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, discussing the book manuscript (paperback by Palgrave Macmillan April 2016)
    * Interview with Sher Ali Tareen on New Books in Islamic Studies series, January 2016
  • Co-editor (with Arjun Guneratne) and contributor Pathways to Power: the Domestic Politics of South Asia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014); South Asian edition by Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, 2014
  • Co-Editor (with Saba Gul Khattak) and contributor Development Challenges confronting Pakistan (Kumarian Press, 2013); South Asian edition by Viva Books, New Delhi, 2013.