In today's episode, we interview Saima Khan. She is a PhD Scholar in Global Studies at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan; a teacher of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy & Interdisciplinary Studies, GCU Lahore, Pakistan. Her areas of interest and research are multidisciplinary; including Postcolonial theories, Feminism in South Asia, Philosophy of education, Cultural History, Political Philosophy, Gender Empowerment, Global Studies, Human Rights and Muslim world, and Cultural Philosophy/Philosophy of Culture. Her PhD research is examining applicability of Girls’ Education as a Global Idea on Postcolonial society of Pakistan. She is exploring the oppressed Global Image of Pakistani women, and how this representation is leading to collective suffering of all women of Pakistan. She is also the mother of two young daughters.
We learn from Saima about her meandering academic path, and how she ended up in the PhD program at Sophia University in Japan. We also learn how she has been dividing her time between Japan and Pakistan, and the choices she made along the way to balance her roles as a mother and a scholar. We also get an insight in the PhD program in Japan, as well as Saima's experience as an academic parent. Based on her experience as an academic mother, Saima shares what she has learned that works for her as an academic parent, and a PhD candidate.
Another announcement: Anna Clemens (from Ep. 54) and Eva will be organizing a live webinar on May 12th 11am Eastern time. Learn more about the webinar here.