Zainab Alam
Zainab Alam
HCK 303
Women and Politics, Comparative Politics,
International Relations,
Human Rights, Digital Rights, Political Communication
Zainab's research centers on digital democracy in South Asia. Focusing on women and minorities in Pakistan, her dissertation specifically looks at issues of freedom of speech, digital knowledge networks, participatory democracy, and the evolving impacts of the digital divide. Prior to coming to Rutgers, she worked in the field of international peacebuilding and development and received a master's degree from NYU.

“Do-it-Yourself Activism in Pakistan: The Fatal Celebrity of Qandeel Baloch” Perspectives on Politics, Issue 18:1, Spring 2020; “Violence Against Women in Pakistan’s Digital Public Sphere” Journal of Language, Aggression, and Conflict, Special Issue: Critical Perspectives on Violence against Women in Politics (Spring 2021); “Women in Politics in South and Southeast Asia” Women in Societies Around the World (co-authored with Ryan Goehrung, University of Washington, forthcoming Spring 2022)

Instructor (Independent), Rutgers University–New Brunswick

  • International Law, (Dept. of Political Science) Summer: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Research Internship in Political Science (Dept. of Political Science), Fall: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Introduction to International Relations (Dept. of Political Science) Fall 2019
  • South Asian Politics (Dept. of Political Science) Spring 2020
  • Introduction to Gender, Race and Sexuality, (Dept. of WGS) Fall 2018; Spring: 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Issues in Women’s Leadership: Knowledge and Power (Dept. of WGS) Fall 2019
  • IWL Leadership Scholars Internship Seminar:
    Women and Work (Dept. of WGS) Spring 2021
  • Politics & Culture (Dept. of Political Science) Spring 2021

Assistant Instructor,
Rutgers University–New Brunswick

  • Islam in/and America, (American Studies Dept.) Fall 2019
  • Expository Writing, (English Dept.) Fall 2020

Adjunct Instructor,
Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations

  • International Relations, Fall 2018
  • International Conflict and Security, Fall 2018
Adjunct Instructor,
New Jersey City University
  • English Composition I (4 cr.), Spring 2016; Fall: 2016, 2017
  • English Composition II (4-6 cr.), Fall: 2015, 2016, 2017; Spring: 2016, 2017, 2018