Dr Azeemah Saleem
Research Fellow

Dr Azeemah Saleem is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies of Plural Societies, New Delhi and an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Communication and Critical Thinking, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur. Her PhD thesis is on ‘Syrian Refugees in Germany: An Analysis from the Prism of Global Justice’ from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has also worked on “Tribal Factionalism and Nation-State Building in Post Qadhafi Libya” during her M.Phil Dissertation. She was involved with the Ledby Foundation (incubated by Harvard Kennedy School), and a member of the Ambedkar Grant for Advancing Poverty Eradication (Agape), Yale University USA. Her area of interest includes understanding minority and gender rights in South Asia, Global Justice in the context of refugees, social and societal fragmentation in North Africa, conflict analysis in West Asia along with identity politics and critically analyzing human rights issues and International and regional organizations, Rawls theory of justice, humanitarian crisis, and global refugee issues.


• Book Review, “West Asia and the World: Geopolitical Shift, Multipolarity, Energy Development by Vrushal T. Ghoble” in The Book Review, Volume. XLVII, Number 7 July 2023. (UGC Care List)
• “The Conceptualisation of State Linguistic Policies and Education System Analysing Community Solidarity: A Refugee Protectionism”, Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, 59, June 2022. (UGC Care)
• Chapter, “A Quest for Inclusive Tolerant Society: Revisiting Religious Freedom in ‘Secular’ and ‘Islamic’ Constitutions”, In an Islamic Case for Religious Freedom, ed. Ali Salman, and Husnul Amin, Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue, International Islamic University, Islamabad, 2022, ISBN 978-627-502-016-5.
• Article, “Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Refugee Crisis and Human Rights”, Islam and Liberty Network. URL: https://islamandlibertynetwork.org/organization-of-islamic-cooperation-refugee-crisis-and-human-rights/
• Book Review, “The Scientific Muslim: Understanding Islam in a New Light by Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz”, in The Book Review, Volume.46, Number 6 June 2022. (UGC Care List)
• Chapter, “A Psycho-emotive dimension of Refugees in Anticipating Integration: A contemporary Case Study of Syrian Refugees in Germany” In Forced Migrants, Refugees, Welfare Policies, and the State Dr. Bushra Beegom RK (Ed.), New Bhartiya Book Corporation, New Delhi, 2021. ISBN- 978-81-8315-479-6
• Book review, “Why Men Rape: An Indian Undercover Investigation by Tara Kaushal” in The Book Review, Volume. XLV, Number 9 September 2021. (UGC Care List)
• Article with MD. Imtiyaz, “Afghan refugees’ crisis: Collective International Action: need of the hour”, in Spotlight, South Asian Monitor, 30th August 2021. URL: https://www.southasiamonitor.org/spotlight/afghan-refugees-crisis-collective-international-action-need-hour
• Book review, “Fearless: A Stories of Amazing women from Pakistan by Amneh Shaikh-Farooqui” in The Book Review, Volume. XLIV, Number 11, November 2020. (UGC Care List)
• Article “Churails: A Tale of unapologetic Pakistani Women in a Patriarchal Society”, in Spotlight, South Asian Monitor, 30thSeptember 2020. URL: https://www.southasiamonitor.org/spotlight/churails-tale-unapologetic-pakistani-women-patriarchal-society
• Article “Aurat March’: A Groundbreaking rally Against Patriarchy in Pakistan” in Spotlight, South Asian Monitor, 21st March 2020. URL: https://www.southasiamonitor.org/spotlight/aurat-march-groundbreaking-rally-against-patriarchy-pakistan
• Published a Chapter, “Tribal Conflict and Political Stability in Libya” In Contemporary West Asia: Perspective on Change and Continuity (Ed.) by Sujata Ashwarya and Mujib Alam, Taylor and Francis, Routledge Publication 2019. ISBN 9780367343378
• Published a Chapter, “A.R Cornelius” In Modern South Asian Thinker (Ed.) by Dev Nath Pathak and Sanjeev Kumar H.M, Sage Publication, New Delhi, 2018. ISBN: 978-93-528-0677-5 (PB)
• Article, “Theoretical and Historical Formulation of Nation-Buildong in Saudi Arabia”, in Edu World XII/22, 54. ISBN: 2319-7129 (UGC Care).
• Book Review “Violence after War: Explaining Instability in Post-Conflict States by Michael J Boyle” in Political Studies Review by Sage Journal Publication. Article no-649813 (August 2016 Issue).

International Paper Presentation:

• Refugees’ Rights and Interdisciplinary Course: Impact of Visual-Audio Aids on the Student Oriented Pedagogy, at the Teaching Migration: An Interdisciplinary Teachers’ Workshop in Migration and Refugees Studies, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, and Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna, Calcutta, 9-10 September 2022.
• Language Politics and Social Solidarity: A Case Study of Syrian Refugees in Germany, at the Sixth Annual Research and Orientation workshop on Global Protection of Migrants and Refugees, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung, and Institute of Human sciences, Calcutta, November 2021.
• Panelist at 8th International Islam and Liberty Network Conference on Inclusion, Pluralism, Prosperity on 5th- 6th November 2021.
• Role of External State Actors in Shaping Political In(stability) and In(security) in Post Qadhafi Libya’, at an International Conference, CWAS, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India, January 2021.
• ‘Revisiting ‘Marriages’ as a Popular Culture in Contemporary Tribes in Libya’, at an International Conference by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre and CWAS, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India, January 2020.
• ‘Psycho-emotive dimension of Refugees in anticipating Integration: A Contemporary Case Study of Syrian Refugees in Germany’, at International Seminar by Department of Sociology, University of Kerala, Kerala, December 2019.
• Panellist speaker in Simone de Behaviour: From Existentialism to Feminism Conference, Organized by Alliance Francaise de Delhi along with Jindal Global university and Apne AAP, October 2018.
• ‘Nation-State Building in Post Qadhafi Libya: A Fragmentary wave of Democratization’, at International Conference by CWAS, SIS, JNU, March 2017.
• ‘Political Economy of Oil and Oil Ethnicity in Post-Qadhafi Libya’ at International Conference by Scientific Studies Association (ILEM); Centre for Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir; Centre for Turkish Language and Literature Programme, JMI, September 2016.

National Paper Presentations:

• ‘‘Civil Society Organization towards ‘Integration’ and ‘Interculturalism’: The case Study of Syrian Refugees in Germany”, at the Young Researchers’ Conference, by Jean Monnet Chair on Democracy, Diversity, and European Identity in the European Union, CES, SIS, JNU on 24th March 2021
• ‘Understanding the Movement of Refugees in Open borders through the Concept of Global Justice’, at National Seminar by Department of Political Science, AMU, Aligarh on 4th September 2019.
• Participated in the Annual international Human Rights Days Seminar on ‘Assertion of Human Rights in National and International Contexts’, organized by Human Rights Studies Programme, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
• ‘South Asian Thinker- A.R Cornelius’, at National Seminar, Department of Political Science, DU18th February 2017.
• ‘Impact of Security Corrosion in Political Stability of Libyan Nation-State in Post-Revolutionary Era’ at 7th CWAS Young Scholars’ National Seminar by CWAS, SIS, JNU, October 2016.
• ‘Impact of Class Disparity in Education in the Political Development’ at National Seminar by Department of Political Science at Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, February 2016.
• ‘Tribal Factionalism and State Building in Post Qadhafi Libya’, at 6th CWAS Young Scholars’ National Seminar by CWAS, SIS, JNU, October 2015.
• ‘Tribal Conflict and Quest for Political Stability in Libya after the Arab Spring’, at Two-day National Seminar by CWAS & MMAJ AIS at Jamia Millia Islamia, March 2015.