Sadia Uddin is a PhD Candidate in the Humanities Programme at York University. Her research focuses on examining the role of public policy including Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws, which act as a catalyst for Islamic extremism. Sadia’s research assesses how religiously justified policy has been used to morally regulate Muslim women and religious minorities. Sadia has completed her Honours BA in Political Science and South Asian Studies and also holds a Professional Certificate in Public Administration and Law, a diploma in Asian Studies and a Masters in Humanities from York University. Her research interests include human rights in Pakistan, Shia genocide, religious minorities and extremism, political development, governance and law.
Keywords: Pakistan; human rights; Shia genocide; religious minorities; political development; religious extremism; governance; law