Zoha Waseem

Zoha Waseem is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Global City Policing, University College London. Her research interests include urban policing, crime, violent conflict and the experiences of ethnic and racial minorities in South Asia and the UK. She holds a PhD from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. For her doctoral research, she carried out an ethnographic study of the impacts of securitisation policies on police culture in Karachi, Pakistan. She holds an MA from King’s College London and an LLB from the School of Oriental and African Studies. She is also currently the co-coordinator for the Urban Violence Research Network.

Content by Zoha Waseem
  • Blog post

    Crime and COVID-19: Lessons from Cape Town and Karachi

    The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of how vulnerable cities in the global South are to devastation by contagion due to poorly managed population density, resource deprivation, and maladministration. However, there is another epidemic that has been harming these cities for much longer: urban violence. The cities of Cape Town and Karachi, both historically plagued by...

    9 Jul 2020 | Victoria Delbridge, Zoha Waseem