Dr Zoha Waseem is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick (UK) and Co-Coordinator of the international network of academics, the Urban Violence Research Network. She is the author of the book ‘Insecure Guardians: Enforcement, Encounters and Everyday Policing in Postcolonial Karachi’ (Hurst/OUP 2022). This book explores how security policies tailored towards the interests of insecure elites and regime protection shape the culture of everyday policing in postcolonial contexts, sustaining police militarisation and facilitating reliance upon informal policing practices. She is also co-editor of the forthcoming volume, ‘Southern and Postcolonial Perspectives on Policing, Security, and Social Order’ (Bristol University Press). Zoha is broadly interested in researching the politics of policing and insecurity in hybrid regimes, the strategic utility of informality in policework, pluralised provision of policing and security, militarisation, migration, and postcolonial and decolonial perspectives on crime, security, and policing. Her research has been published in the Journal of Urban Affairs, Policing and Society, and the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. She frequently contributes her commentary and analysis to news media platforms in Pakistan, such as Dawn, as well as international news and academic outlets.