Amna Qayyum is Postdoctoral Fellow in International Security Studies at the Jackson School of Global Affairs, Yale University. She specializes in twentieth-century global and international history, with a particular focus on decolonization and the Cold War in South Asia and the Muslim world. Amna's research and teaching interests include gender, science and technology, development, and Islamic thought.

Her current book project, Population and the Global Biopolitics of Authoritarianism in Muslim South Asia, foregrounds reproduction to analyze intersections between development politics, authoritarian forms of governance, and U.S foreign policy. Her book manuscript is based on her doctoral dissertation, which won the 2021 S.S Pirzada Prize for best dissertation on Pakistan.

Amna's research and writing for this project has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), the Joint Center for Economics and History at Harvard University, the World Bank Group, the Rockefeller Archive Center, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Foundation, and the American Institute for Pakistan Studies (AIPS).

Amna received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2021. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked on governance and education projects in South Asia. Most recently, she has advised the Government of Pakistan's National Security Division on Covid-19 related challenges to human security.