Anita M. Weiss
Professor and Head
Department of International Studies
(541) 346-3245
aweiss@uoregon.edu

Selected Professional Service
*Co-PI, UO-KIU University Partnership ($1 million), U.S. Department of State, through UO Center for Asia & Pacific Studies (CAPS), 2013-16
*Vice President (elected), American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), 2011-2013
*Discussant on panel “Women Negotiating Spaces in South Asian Law,” at the 42nd Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin at Madison, October 18 2013
*External Examiner, doctoral dissertation of Rabia Ali, University of New South Wales, Australia, completed 2013
*External Reader, doctoral dissertation committee for Joshua White, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, completed July 2012
*External Examiner, doctoral dissertations in Sociology, Defense & Strategic Studies, Pakistan Studies, South Asian Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, and Punjab University, Lahore, 2007-present (ongoing; three in 2011-12, one in 2013)
*External reviewer for three tenure and promotion cases (Ahmad Rashid Malik, Zafar Nawaz Jaspal, and Nazir Hussain), Quaid-i-Azam University, 2011-12 2011
*Principle Organizer for AIPS Women’s Studies Conference, held in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Gender Studies (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad), Centre for Excellence in Women’s Studies (University of Karachi) and the National Commission on the Status of Women (Government of Pakistan), Islamabad, August 28-29, 2011
*Principle Organizer for AIPS conference “Development Challenges Confronting Pakistan” Islamabad, May 6-7, 2011
*Panel Organizer
for a panel
entitled Innovations on the Legal Front in Pakistan: New Laws that may Surprise You at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, 24 March 2013
*Panel Organizer and Discussant on a panel entitled “Judicial-Legal Activism and Social Transformation in South Asia” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Honolulu, March 31-April 3, 2011
*Dissertation Workshops organizer on behalf of AIPS, in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan, 2007-2012
        *Dissertation workshop leader for dissertations addressing gender concerns in Pakistan, November 1-3, 2010
        *Dissertation workshop leader for dissertations addressing gender concerns in Pakistan, January 28-30, 2013
*Treasurer (elected), American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), 2006-2009; 2009-2012 (stepped down October 2011 to become vice president)
*External Examiner, doctoral dissertation in the Gender Relations Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University, 2009-2010
*Panel organizer “Legislating Muslim Women's Rights: Progress and Challenges” for the Annual Meeting of the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), Boston, 2009
*Member, Selection Committee for Middle East and South Asia, NSEP/Boren grants, March 2009
*Conference organizer, “Political Transformations in Pakistan,” sponsored by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, D.C., March 28, 2008, and AIPS-sponsored Roundtable at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Atlanta, April 5, 2008
*Nominated Member, Research Advisory Board, National Commission on the Status of Women, Government of Pakistan, February 2007-present
*Chair (elected), South Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies, 2004-2006 [Member, AAS Board of Directors, 2004-06]
*Member, Selection panel for South Asia, Central Asia & Europe, U.S. Dept. of State Educational Partnership Programs, March 2004
*Member, International B Peer Review Panel (applications for Asia), Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., January 2004
*External Reviewer, International Studies Program, California State Univ., Long Beach, December 2003
*Member (elected), South Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies, 2003-2006
*Member, National Resource Center and FLAS review panel, U.S. Department of Education, April 2003
*Member, International B Peer Review Panel (applications for South Asia, East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe), Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., January 2003
*Member, Selection panel for South Asia, U.S. Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Institutional Linkage Programs, March 2002
*Member, Executive Committee, Berkeley Urdu Language Program (BULPIP), 1988 –2008

Editorial Work
*Member, Editorial Board, Citizenship Studies, 1996-2013; Globalizations, 2003-present; Pakistan Journal of Feminist Studies , 2010-present
*Member, Kumarian Press Advisory Committee, 2001-04, 2004-07, 2008-2013 [when purchased by Lynne Rienner Books]
*Advisory Editor, [The Oxford] Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (John Esposito, senior editor) Oxford University Press, 2009
*Consultant, South Asia at Fifty project, 2002-2004
*Member, Board of Editors, Project South Asia (web-based digital library on South Asia; at: http://www.mssc.edu/projectsouthasia/index.html
*Refereed journal article reviewer: Asian Ethnicity Asian Survey, Contemporary South Asia, Feminist Studies, Gender and Society, Gender Studies, Human Organization, International Journal of Middle East Studies , Journal of Asian Studies, Pacific Affairs, Social Problems (on-going), plus others on an occasional basis
*Manuscript Reviewer, various academic presses, ongoing (includes Indiana University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Rowman & Littlefield, Syracuse University Press, University of British Columbia Press, University of California Press, Wadsworth)

Current (and recent) University of Oregon
*Participating Faculty, Departments of Sociology and Religious Studies [since 1988], Asian Studies Program [since 1990], and PPPM [Planning, Public Policy and Management; since 2004]
*Founding Faculty Member, IPRI (Innovative Policy Research Institute) [2004]
*Advisory Committee Member, Oregon Humanities Center, 2007-09
*Courtesy Appointment, Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University, Corvallis [since 1998]
*Chair, Committee on South Asian Studies (CSAS), under umbrella organization of Center for Asian and Pacific Studies [since 1991]
*Faculty Affiliate, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies [since 1989] and Center for the Study of Women and Society [since 1988]
*Faculty Representative (elected) to the U of O Foundation Board of Trustees, 1999-2002
*Member (elected), Dean’s Advisory Council, College of Arts & Sciences, 2000-2002; Committee Chairperson, Fall 2001
*Member (elected), Faculty Advisory Council to the President of the University, 1997-1999, 2012-14
*Member (elected), Graduate Council, 2008-10
*Member (elected), Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, 2003-05, 2006-08, 2009-11; Chair, IAC, 2007-08; ExCom member 2009-10; 2010-11
*Member, University Committees on Asian Studies and International Studies [since 1988]
*Member, Islam Search Committee, Religious Studies, 2005-06
*Member, Off-Campus Scholarships and Grants Committee, 1990 - 1994, 1997 - 2002, 2003-14


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