Huda Syyed has worked in academia and the non-profit sector and hopes to actively contribute to research and development efforts in the future. Her current topic of research focuses on the practice of ‘Female Genital Cutting’ and explores the lack of data, political activism and understanding regarding it in Pakistan. Her main academic interests include gender, sexuality and political culture. She finished her undergraduate degree from University of Karachi and went onto to pursue a Master’s taught format degree in International Relations at QueenMary University of London. In between, she completed a certificate course at The Graduate Institute Geneva. In the past, she has worked as a Research Assistant for academic projects and was also a Project Coordinator for a non-profit organisation, endorsed by ‘UN Women’ to deal with Gender-Based-Violence cases. She was also visiting faculty lecturer at Bahria University and taught the course of “International Organisations”, and temporarily worked as an editor at newspaper publications. On the side, she learns languages and indulges mini-translation projects to diversify and improve access to literature and other media related content.