Umaima Miraj publishes article examining Marxist feminism in Pakistan

January 22, 2024 by Juanita Lam

Congratulations to PhD student Umaima Miraj for publishing “Murder as Praxis? Theorizing Marxist Feminism in Pakistan through Akhtar Baloch’s Prison Narratives” in a recent special issue of Political Power and Social Theory. In the article, Miraj draws on the prison diaries of Pakistani revolutionary Akhtar Baloch to show the violent decommodification of the body through murder by some fierce women. In this, she highlights how the dialectic of love and revolution in Akhtar’s journals can help build on Marxist Feminist theory from a Sindhi feminist perspective. Read the full article to learn more.

Umaima Miraj is a PhD Student in the Department of Sociology and a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholar. Umaima’s research lies at the intersection of feminist theory, political economy, and post-colonial theory; she specifically works on theorizing women’s revolutions in anti-colonial movements.