Dr Talat Farooq is Hon. Research Fellow at the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security in the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham. She is also Visiting Lecturer at Meliksah University, Turkey.
Talat holds a PhD from the University of Leicester, an M.Phil in American Studies from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and an MA in English literature from Karachi University, Pakistan. The focus of her PhD was on US-Pakistan relations in the 1990s. Before coming to Leicester in 2010, Talat was Visiting Faculty at Bahria University and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Simultaneously, she worked as executive editor for a research based journal, Criterion. She is also a columnist for one of Pakistan’s leading English newspapers, The News International.