Dr. Mrs. Amber Ferdoos
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Germany)
E-mail: aferdoos@yahoo.co.uk 
Phone: +92 51 9019397


Ph.D. (Sociology) Universität Osnabrück, Germany 2006
M.Sc. (Sociology) University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi, Pakistan 2000



September 2011 – to continued

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad
April 2010- August 2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Development Studies, CIIT Abbottabad
January 2009-March 2010 Freelancer for the project, integration of Muslim women in the state of Baden Wuerrtemberg, Germany-
October 2002-June 2006 Scientific co-worker, Faculty of social sciences, University of Osnabrück, D-49069 Osnabrück, Germany-
June 2005-Dec. 2005 Scientific assistant, Institute for Work and Technology, Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Oct. 2000-March 2001 Honorary lecturer in Sociology, F. G. Degree College for women, Abid Majeed road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.



  • Ph.D. scholarship awarded by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan.   
  • Certificate of performance from the Directorate General of Civil Defence, Govt. of Pakistan, women’s training project, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Certificate of service from the national guards, The Women Guards, Islamabad-Pakistan.
  • Certificate in English language from the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad-Pakistan.
  • Certificate in German language from the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad-Pakistan.


Sociology, Women studies


Gender studies/issues
Social status of women in Pakistan
Women and economy

1. Amber Ferdoos, Faheem Khan (2011), Change in women’s social as well as economic situation due to microfinance and enterprise development in the city of Skardu, Pakistan – Effect of microfinance and enterprise on socio-economic development of women in Skardu, Pakistan, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Submitted).

2. Tahir Mahmood, Amber Ferdoos, Mubashir Qasim (2011), Harvested rainwater as an alternative water resource for domestic consumption-Best possible uses of harvested rainwater based on its quality (A Case Study of Abbottabad, KPK, Pakistan), Gender, Work and Organization (Submitted).

3. Amber Ferdoos (2011), Integration of Muslim women in the state of Baden-Wuerrtemberg, Germany-case studies, Journal of Sociology (to be submitted).

 4. Amber Ferdoos (2006), Social status of rural and urban working women in Pakistan-a comparative study, PhD dissertation published online (http://elib.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/publications/diss/E-Diss561_thesis.pdf).

5. Amber Ferdoos (2006), Social Status of Working Women in Pakistan, Asien-Europa-Pazifik-Institut (aepi), Universität Osnabrück, Germany, Paper No. 9, August 2006.

6.  Amber Ferdoos (2006), Socio-Economic Situation of Women in Pakistan, Asien-Europa-Pazifik-Institut (aepi), Universität Osnabrück, Germany, Paper No. 10, November 2006.

7. Amber Ferdoos (2000), Women’s involvement in income generating activities among two communities with varying socio-cultural characteristics, MSc. dissertation, submitted to the UAAR, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

8. Amber Ferdoos (1999), Socio-economic situation of working women in the slums of Islamabad, project completed at the UAAR, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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