RGS Grant Awarded to PhD Student
(5 August 2016)
Zahra was awarded the grant for her research on 'Geographies of Emergency in Pakistan' which looks at how for the last one and a half decades, Pakistan has been operating in a state of emergency with the impact of a combination of the War on Terror in Afghanistan and a series of natural disasters.
Zahra's research will explore how the emergencies are governed in Pakistan and how spaces are made and re-made. One such case being explored is the rehabilitation of Attabad Lake in the Hunza Valley (pictured) after a landslide disrupted the Hunza River flow creating a 35km long lake, displaced 3 villages and disrupted the Karaloram Highway.
Zahra will assess the transformation of post-evental and pre-event space in zones of emergency and the grant awarded will assist her to travel to the Attabad Valley to complete her research in the affected communities.