Khalida Zaki

Khalida  Zaki
  • Assistant Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Sociology
  • 422 Berkey Hall
  • 509 E. Circle Drive
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-353-1803


Professor Khalida Zaki received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Michigan State University (MSU), M.A. in Sociology from the University of Baltimore, M.A. in Economics & B.A. Honors from the University of Punjab, Lahore. Dr Zaki established a distinguished 33-year career in the Department of Sociology, MSU including her prior experience at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad. Because of the breadth of her interdisciplinary academic training, teaching and research experience, Dr Zaki assumed an impressive range of faculty assignments in- the Social Sciences Center for Integrative Studies, Institute of International Health, Center for Environment Journalism, Asian Studies Center, Global Gender Center, and Muslim Studies Center. As a globally acclaimed scholar and gender expert, she was honored with the prestigious MSU All-University Faculty Excellence in Diversity Award.

Professor Zaki, as a Citizen Leader & Senior Gender Scholar has contributed significantly to the development of Higher Education programs on Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Population Studies, Family Planning, Maternal & Child Health and Diversity in the, Muslim Communities in the US and abroad. She has served on several Female Empowerment, research capacity building & curriculum development projects that led to international, civil society & university-community partnerships in the U.S. & Pakistan. Professor Zaki, as a Fulbright Scholar in Higher Education was awarded to deliver Faculty Capacity-Building Programs in Muslim countries of the world. Her numerous successes in the pioneer peace-building exchange programs have been highly recognized in building bridges between the U.S., Middle East and South Asia. That, and Pakistan-PPQP provided her an opportunity to deliver university faculty training programs in Pakistan. Dr Zaki’s academic leadership roles also include the recent MSU, Visiting International Professionals Program for the Pakistan Religious Female Scholars; and, International Studies, College of Education for Developing Women’s Leadership in Higher Education in Pakistan.