Saadia Gardezi

Pakistan

Modern South Asian Studies, 2019
St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Funding: Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann-Rausing/Abraham

Saadia Gardezi is a journalist from Pakistan. She headed the Opinions section of a national Pakistani daily The Nation from 2014 to 2017 and is also a political cartoonist.

Saadia has an MA in International Political Economy from Warwick University, UK.

She has been teaching political theory at the Lahore School of Economics in Pakistan since 2010 as well as researching the links between popular culture and traditional and new media.

Her research at Oxford focuses on the role political cartoons play in generating nationalism in Pakistan and India. She believes that an impartial and free media in Pakistan can create avenues to understand and end terrorism and war in South Asia.

Articles by Saadia Gardezi

A Weekend at Ditchley

Saadia Gardezi

The location of the Ditchley Foundation has to be seen, to be believed. 3550 acres of sustainably-managed land, dedicated to the conservation of greenery and wildlife. This October, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend
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Celebrating André Hoffmann

Saadia Gardezi

Alumni return to Oxford to celebrate the Chairman of the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, André Hoffmann The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust Scholarships and Leadership Programme has supported more than 270 Scholars from over 70 countries to complete a Graduate
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Heroes, Villains and Censorship

Saadia Gardezi

In the 1860s a corrupt New York power broker ‘Boss’ Tweed tried to stop the publication of cartoons of Thomas Nast and is quoted to have said: “Stop them damn pictures. I don’t care so
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