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Ather Zia

Ather Zia

Assistant Professor

Anthropology and Gender Studies
Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-4580

Ather Zia, Ph.D., is a political anthropologist, poet and short-fiction writer. Ather is the author of "Resisting Disappearances: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir" (June 2019) and co-editor of "Resisting Occupation in Kashmir" (Upenn 2018) and "A Desolation called Peace" (Harper Collins, May 2019). She has published a poetry collection "The Frame" (1999) and another collection is forthcoming. Ather’s ethnographic poetry on Kashmir has won an award from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. She is the founder-editor of Kashmir Lit and is the co-founder of Critical Kashmir Studies Collective, an interdisciplinary network of scholars working on the Kashmir region.

Ather continues to write opinion pieces for the mainstream magazines like Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, Outlook, Global Voices amongst others



South Asia



Muslim Women


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