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Zaki, Khalida

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Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

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Khalida Zaki

Assistant Professor Emerita

Khalida Zaki received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Michigan State University, her M. A. in Sociology from the University of Baltimore, her M.A. in Economics and B.A. with Honors from the University of Punjab. Before moving to the U.S., she was a Research Demographer at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (now university), Islamabad. She also spent time as a visiting faculty member at Lahore University of Management Sciences in, 2003 and 2004, and National University of Sciences and Technology in, 2013 and 2014.

Dr. Zaki has a distinguished career of more than 23 years in the Department of Sociology serving as the undergraduate program director as well as professor of sociology, and as an adjunct faculty member in the Institute of International Health. Dr Zaki’s teaching and research include Integrative Studies in Social Sciences focusing on International Development and Change; Social, Cultural and Demographic Perspectives on South Asia; The Global Context of Islam and Gender; Women’s Status and Family Planning in  Pakistan; Pakistani-Americans; Muslim Immigrants’ Health; and Youth and Schools. She was honored with the MSU All-University Faculty Excellence in diversity Award in 2003.

Among her many activities, Dr. Zaki led an International conference on “Islam and Gender: Social Change and Diversity in Muslim Communities” in 2006. . She played key leadership role in building international as well as university-community partnerships, such as Family and Community Development Services of Lansing, Michigan.

Dr. Zaki has been leading member of numerous professional societies, such as American Sociological Association, Rural Sociological Society, Population Association of American, Population Association of Pakistan, and Pakistan Society of Development Economists, and is frequently sought after by media networks, such as the Voice of America Urdu Service.

Recently, Dr. Zaki has submitted collaborative research grant proposals on Women’s Empowerment, as well as, Improving Education and Building U.S. and Pakistan University Partnerships.

She continues to volunteer her time in promoting understanding among Lansing Area’s diverse communities, and Muslim community. She is actively engaged in developing a Lansing-based South Asia Women’s Association. In her retirement, she plans to complete her book on Pakistani-Americans, as well.

Selected Publications

Khalida P. Zaki, “Pakistani-Americans: Immigration in the 1940s…,” in Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration. The Volume edited by Elliott Robert Barkan, ABC-CLIO, January 2013.

Awards and Honors

Fulbright Scholar 2013

Honorary International Collaboration Development Award 2013

Fulbright Specialist - Scholar 2013

International Collaboration Development Award 2013 - Department of Sociology