Associate Research Scholar

Sadaf Jaffer’s research and teaching focus primarily on Islamic, South Asian and gender studies. Her current book project, “Secularism, Sexuality and Islam: Ismat Chughtai’s Indian Muslim Progressivism,” elucidates alternative Muslim subjectivities through the lens of a prominent Urdu writer and cultural critic. Jaffer’s web-based publications include posts to the Foreign Policy Research Institute E-Notes, the Huffington Post and the blog Altmuslimah. Prior to Princeton, Jaffer was a postdoctoral fellow in global studies at Stanford University. Ph.D. Harvard University