Maria Rashid completed her doctorate in politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2018. Her book “Dying to Serve, Militarism, Affect and the Politics of Sacrifice” was published in 2020 by Stanford University Press and was shortlisted for the IPS-International Political Sociology Book Award, 2021. Also, a psychologist by training, Maria has worked with various national and international NGOs in Pakistan for over twenty years. She continues to be involved in research around violence, gender, and militarism, and is associated with a number of networks and collaboratives both in Pakistan and the UK. She is a post-doctoral scholar at the Thomas Coram Research Unit at University College London, UK.