Dr. Iram Rubab HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

Dr. Iram Rubab is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Home Economics. She also holds the offices of Director Student Affairs and In-charge Women Development Centre.

She is the recipient of Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship (2023-2024) at King’s College London.  Prior to this, she taught at University of Management and Technology for six years, where she was also chairing the Department of Sociology. She received her PhD in Gender Studies from the University of the Punjab in 2019 and graduated top of her class in her Masters and MPhil in the same. Dr. Rubab is playing an instrumental role in setting up the Gender Studies Degree at UHE, building on her experience in curriculum development at Gender Studies and Sociology Departments (including MPhil and PhD programs) at UMT and as member of National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) of HEC. She also regularly contributes as a member of various boards of studies, including at LCWU, FCCU, GCU and PU. She served on the jury of a PhD thesis on women’s agency in Balochistan submitted to Sorbonne University, Paris (2023).’. She have supervised 23 MPhil and 6 BS Honors theses and is currently co-supervising a PhD thesis at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan; she also served as informal mentor during data collection for a PhD student in Gender and Cultural Studies at University of Sydney (July 2017-July 2018).


Charles Wallace Visiting Fellow at King’s College London| 2023-2024.

Teaching Gender Studies in Pakistan: Exchange of Pedagogy and Curriculum Development.

Analysis of Women’s Resilience and Agency through the Women Movements in Pakistan.

Doctor of Philosophy in Gender Studies | University of the Punjab | 2015-2019

“Women’s Right of Inheritance: Practices and Challenges in Punjab”

Supervisor: Dr. Ahmad Usman

Master of Philosophy in Gender Studies | University of the Punjab | 2012-2014

“Women Right of Inheritance and Practices in the Punjab”

Supervisor: Dr. Abul Hassan Najmi

Masters in Gender Studies | University of the Punjab | 2009-2011

“A Comparative Analysis of Provisions Offered to Women in Public and Private Sector Shelter Homes in Pakistan through the Lens of Minimum International Standards Model”

Supervisor: Madam Nudrat Kamal


University of Home Economics, Lahore | August 2022-Present

Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, Department of Sociology and Gender Studies In-charge of Women Development Centre

Director of Student Affairs

University of Management and Technology, Lahore | 2016-2022

Assistant Professor Gender Studies

In-charge Chairperson, Department of Sociology

Complete Human Resource Solution (CHRS) | 2008-2016

Gender Specialist


  1. ‘Women’s Experiences of Criminal Justice System in Pursuit of Inheritance’ in The Routledge Handbook of Women’s Experiences of CJS Mason and Booth (2022)
  2. ‘Do Legal and Institutional Reforms in Punjab, Pakistan Protect Women’s Inherited Land Rights?’ Journal of International Women’s Studies, Volume 25 (June 2023) ‘Convergence of Private and Public Patriarchy: Challenges of Safe Spaces and Places for Women Claimants of Inheritance in Punjab, Pakistan’ Published in Pakistan Social Sciences Review Volume 7 No 3 (September,2023)
  3. ‘Lived Experiences of Work-life Balance in Women Academics during the COVID-19 Pandemic in ’ Published in Forman Journal of Social Sciences Volume 3 No 2 (December,2023)
  4. ‘Policy Inaction on Gender Mainstreaming in Infrastructure Projects for Sustainable Development in Pakistan’ Published in Research Journal for Societal Issues, Volume 4 1 (Dec.2022)
  5. ‘Covid-19 and Spousal Violence against Women in Pakistan: A Web based Cross Sectional Study on Financial Anxieties and Rising Levels of Intimate Partner Violence during the Pandemic’, Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, Volume 16 Issue 6 (June 2022)
  6. ‘Religion and belonging: Voices of Lahore’s Transgender Community’, Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilizations Volume 12 1 (2022)
  7. ‘Women Fruit/Vegetable Vendors of Lahore: Exploring Mobility, Decision Making and Push and Pull Factors of Empowerment’, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, Volume 20 4 (2021)
  8. ‘Islamic Conception of Divorce: Lived Experiences of Divorced Women from Sialkot, Pakistan’, AL- QAWĀRĪR, Volume 3 2 (2022)
  9. ‘Status of Women Inheritors in Islam: Issues and Challenges in Punjab’, Al Qawārīr, Volume 2 4 (September 2021)
  10. ‘Polygamy in Islam: Cultural Pressures and Religious Justifications in Pakistan’ Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization, Volume 11 2 (2021)
  11. ‘Tackling the odds in Development of Sociology Discipline: A Case Study of Institute of Social and Cultural Studies University of the Punjab, Lahore’, Journal of Peace, Development and Communication, Volume 5 1 (2021)
  12. ‘Women’s Labor Rights in Islam: Plight of Female Bonded Laborers in Brick Kiln Industry of Kasur’, Jihat- ul- Islam, Volume 14 Issue 1 (July-December 2020)
  13. ‘Attitudes and Perceptions of Medical Students Regarding Workplace Harassment Act: An Interpretive Paradigm’, Pakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences Volume 14, Issue 4 (December 2020)
  14. ‘Labor Rights in Islam: The Plight of Bonded Laborers in the Brick Kiln Industry of Tehsil Pattoki’ Published in Al Adwa, Volume 35 53 (Summer 2020)
  15. ‘Global Citizenship Education: Values to be taught in the Light of the Rising Identity Crises’, Journal of Pakistan Vision, Volume 21 Issue 1 (Spring 2020)
  16. ‘Women’s Right of Inheritance: Choices and Challenges in Punjab’ published in: Islamic Thought and Civilization (Volume 8, Issue II, and fall 2018). (Y Category Journal)
  17. “Islamic law of inheritance: awareness among the women of the Punjab” Published in: Al Qalam, Volume 21 Issue 2 (December 2016) (Y Category Journal).
  18. “The Status of Women, Keeping in View the Holy Quran, Verse 4:34” Published in: European Academic Research Journal, Volume II, Issue I (April 2014) (International Journal)
  19. “Islamic Perspective of Women’s Employment: Cottage Industry Development for Rural Women of Pakistan” Published in: Al Qalam, Volume 18, Issue I (June 2013) (Y Category Journal)
  20. “Voices of Inmates: What State Offers to Public Sector Shelter Homes of Pakistan?” Published in: The Journal of Education Research, Volume 16, Issue I (January 2013) (Y Category Journal)