Pakistan’s solidarity is crucial in drawing national and international attention to the Kashmiri freedom struggle.
Pascale Schild is a political anthropologist working on disaster reconstruction, the state, politics of distribution, resistance, political solidarity, peace and conflict, and ethnographic vulnerability. She explores these themes mainly from the perspective of Kashmiris' struggles for freedom and social justice under conditions of coloniality that shape politics and power relations across Kashmir and its diaspora. Her work has appeared in Citizenship Studies, Peacebuilding and Contemporary South Asia, among other journals and edited volumes. Pascale holds a PhD from the LMU Munich. She is currently a visiting researcher at SOAS University of London and an associated researcher at the University of Bern, Switzerland. For her research on transnational peace initiatives and practices of solidarity with the Kashmiri freedom movement, she was awarded research grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation.