Gulnaz Anjum

Gulnaz Anjum

Associate Professor of Social Psychology, University of Oslo

Dr Gulnaz Anjum is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway. Her ongoing research projects explore social inequalities and psychological vulnerabilities associated with cultural identities, climate change, migration, gender-based discrimination, and religious extremism. She works on these topics cross-culturally using qualitative and quantitative methods.

Currently funded projects include inter-group and situational predictors of religious intolerance, cultural narratives of spirituality, and gendered effects of urban risks (impacts of heatwaves and development projects on the residents of informal settlements). Due to the cross-disciplinary and intersectional nature of this research, she frequently collaborates with human geographers, urban planners, political scientists, and international law scholars. Dr Anjum’s work has received several prestigious research and community engagement grants from institutes such as Max Planck Institute (Germany), The British Academy (BA), USAID (USA), International Institute of Education (IIE, USA), Higher Education Commission (HEC, Pakistan), and International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada).



Understanding interacting urban risks in Nairobi and Karachi

An elderly woman living in a low-income neighbourhood located along one of Karachi’s key drainage channels died when the roof of her house collapsed in July 2022. A landslide triggered by unprecedented monsoon rainfall was initially blamed. But her house was partially demolished in 2021 when...

28 November 2022