Social Sciences


Long Term Guest Professor

DAAD Long Term Guest Professor

Sarah Holz (Ms)

DAAD Long Term Guest Professor,

National Institute of Pakistan Studies/Quaid-i-Azam University

Islamabad 45320, Pakistan

Speaking hours: Tuesdays, 10am – 11am, NIPS office

The speaking hours are not only for those participating in the classes. All students (also from outside QAU) who have questions on their thesis’ research design or need counselling regarding the research design for a DAAD scholarship application are welcome.

Please contact Shafaq Shafique ( to register for speaking hours.

Curriculum Vitae

Since September 2017 Sarah Holz is the DAAD Long Term Guest Professor (Langzeitdozentin) at Quaid-I Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan where she is teaching at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies. The focus of this position is on theories and research methodologies of social sciences. In this regard a number of seminars, lectures, training workshops are also being organised.

Sarah Holz received a Master in South Asian Area Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and she defended her PhD dissertation entitled ‘Governing the Islamic in the Republic – A Study of the Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan’ at the Otto-Suhr Institute of Poltical Science at Freie Universität, Berlin, where she was also a member of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies. She also worked as a Teaching and Research Fellow at the Department of South Asian Studies at the Insitute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.  

Cooperations and Collaborations

Currently, she is co-organizer of the research cooperation "Ideas, Issues and Questions of Nation-Building in Pakistan” (the project started in 2012, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan, with funding from Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, Germany). Visit the program website for further information.  

Areas of Expertise 

Her research interests are governance, religion and state, the study of institutions, legal pluralism, administration of religion with a particular focus on South Asia.