Concordia University

Kanwal Syed



PhD - Art History

Thesis Title

Redefining Female Subjectivities in Contemporary Pakistani Art Discourse


Dr. Alice Jim

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Pakistani Art
  • Gender
  • Post 9/11 Art


Kanwal Syed completed her undergraduate degree in studio with a major in sculpture from National College of Arts, Pakistan. In 2012 she completed her MA in Art History at University Sains, Malaysia. Her MA thesis title was Caught in The Middle: Socio-Political Imageries in Contemporary Art in Pakistan Post 9/11 (2001-2013).

Kanwal is the author of two published texts in peer reviewed international journals. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at Concordia University and in 2018 was a recipient of Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) for her doctoral research on shifting artistic representations of female subjectivities in Contemporary Pakistani art discourse post 9/11 and the War on Terror.

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