- Ph.D. in History from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (2018)
- M.Phil. in History from GC University, Lahore (2010)
- M.A. in History from GC University, Lahore (2002)
- Assistant Professor (BS-19) at Government College University, Lahore, from 02-01-2019 to the present
- Lecturer (BS-18) at Government College University, Lahore, from 02-07-2007 to 02-01-2019
- Teaching Assistant on a contract basis from 01-09-2005 to 01-07-2007
- A Cultural and Social History of Sufism
- Muslims in South Asia (711-1526)
- British India
- Early Indian History
- Ancient India
- Introduction to History
- Historical Sources in Pakistani Languages
- Sufism, Shrines, and Identity Construction in South Asia
- Social and Cultural History of Medieval India (1206-1707)
- Social and Intellectual History of India
- Ottoman Empire (13th – 20th century)
- An Introduction to Punjabi Sufi Literature and it’s Historical Milieu
- Women and Sufism: A Theology of Servitude
Naila Pervaiz is a dedicated and accomplished academic who has established herself as a prominent figure in the field of history. Her journey in academia began over a decade and a half ago when she took on the role of a Teaching Assistant in the Department of History, Government College University, Lahore. Her passion for history, coupled with her commitment to teaching, quickly propelled her career forward.
Over the years, Naila steadily climbed the academic ranks, achieving the position of Lecturer in 2007. Her years as a lecturer were marked by her exceptional teaching skills and her ability to engage and inspire students. Her contributions to history education were highly regarded, and she became a respected figure among her peers.
In 2018, Naila Pervaiz attained the pinnacle of her academic journey by earning her Ph.D. in History from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. This achievement not only showcased her dedication to scholarship but also expanded her capacity to contribute significantly to the academic community.
Today, as an Assistant Professor at Government College University, Lahore, Naila continues to shape the minds of the next generation of historians. Her commitment to teaching extends beyond the classroom, as she actively supervises research projects for both B.A (Hons) students and M.Phil candidates.
Naila’s impressive teaching portfolio covers a wide array of historical topics, reflecting her deep understanding of the subject matter. Her courses encompass everything from the cultural and social history of Sufism to the complexities of British India. Her diverse range of courses demonstrates her versatility as an educator and her ability to connect with students on various academic levels.
In addition to her teaching prowess, Naila Pervaiz has made significant contributions to historical research. Her published works, including research papers and a book review, have enriched the academic discourse in the field of history. Notably, her work on the symbolism of cotton-spinning and weaving in Shah Husayn’s poetry is an exemplary piece of scholarship.
- “Ghum Charkhaṛyā/Spin, O Spinning-wheel: Cotton-spinning and Weaving Symbolism in Shah Husayn’s Poetry,” published in the Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan (2019).
- Book Review of “The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India” by Urvashi Butalia, published in Pakistan Journal of History & Culture (2018).
- “The Subaltern School of Historiography,” published in Pakistan Journal of History & Culture (2017).
- “Chuhṛeṯṛināmāh- As Feminine Voice in South Asian Literature,” published in the Journal of Asian Civilizations (2016).