Gul-i-Hina is a current doctoral candidate of Political Studies at the University of Milan in Italy and part of the Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies (NASP). She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary. Previously, she studied Economics and Political Science at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan where she was involved in several research projects while working as a research assistant as well as a teaching assistant at LUMS.

During her fellowship at IIAS, Gul-i-Hina is engaged with the project New Silk Road under the guidance of Prof. Richard Griffiths. Her research on the case of Pakistan and the regional political dynamics will contribute towards the interdisciplinary research on the BRI.