Aliya Iqbal is a Karachi-based scholar and academically a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University in the History & Culture of the Islamic World. She is currently serving as a scholar-in-residence and faculty of history at the Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts, IBA, Karachi. She previously headed the Liberal Arts Program at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture.
Ms. Iqbal also serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Education Trust Nasra Schools, and has served on numerous governance bodies across academic institutions in Pakistan. She is a founding member and Secretary of The Karachi Conference Foundation, a not-for-profit organization committed to bringing together and showcasing diverse forms of research on the myriad aspects of urban life in the mega polis of Karachi. In 2017 Ms. Iqbal was inducted as a Director on the Board of Greenstar Social Marketing, Pakistan.