- PhD Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
- PhD Research Scholar from Pakistan, Global Inter Media Dialog, Norway
- Doctoral Studies, Oklahoma State University, USA
- MA Goldsmiths’ College University of London, UK
- B Design, National College of Arts, Pakistan
Wajiha Raza Rizvi, currently Co-chair of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Gender and Communication Section, Life member of Honorary Board of Governors of London Film and Media, President of the Pakistan National Association of Fulbright Alumni and Fulbright Alumni Association Lahore and Head of Chevening Alumni Punjab; trained in the USA, UK, Norway and Pakistan, is Head of Film Studies Section AMCAP Pakistan.
Former Head of Theatre, Film & TV department, Rizvi is an Associate Professor at School of Media & Mass Communication Beaconhouse National University (BNU) Pakistan and Incharge of MS Film & TV program at present. She also designates as the Founding Director of Film Museum Society Pakistan. She set up Film and TV department at National College of Arts (NCA) as Associate Professor/Project Director, 2003-2006. She pioneered the fine arts, music and theatre program at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) in 2015-2016. She taught a connect course on Media and Peace Building between FCC and American University in Nigeria with support from Global Liberal Arts Alliance, USA.
Rizvi received the Chughtai award for excellence in design from NCA in 1988, travelled to the UK on Foreign & Commonwealth Office Scholarship and Award Scheme (FCOSAS) to study television production techniques at North East Media Training Centre and did her MA in Television Documentary from Goldsmiths’ University of London on Chevening, went to Oklahoma State University for doctoral studies in film and TV on Fulbright, and did PhD in Communication Studies from University of the Punjab, Pakistan.
From working in public and private sectors, Rizvi has about 100 television productions and commercials to her credit. She produced 65 SAF Stars Quiz Shows for Orient McCANN/SAF Secretariat / GHQ to raise funds for the 9th SAF Games among the seven SAARC nations in Pakistan.
Rizvi has published film research worldwide from entries for Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures and Danesname-ye-Jahan e Islam (An Encyclopedia of Islamic history for 14 decades) to Routledge journals. The University of Massachusetts Amherst USA and University of York Canada included her paper Visual pleasure in Pakistani cinema in graduate and undergraduate syllabi in 2014. Her international war film papers and Pakistani film papers are among the top 10% most downloaded papers on Social Science Research Network (SSRN) since April 2019.