Anam Zakaria serves as Vice President - Fellowships at Code for Pakistan (CfP). Prior to this role, she led CfP's Fellowship and Internship Programs as Head of Fellowships where she worked in collaboration with the provincial government and the World Bank Group to lead the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Innovation Fellowship Program. 

Anam is the author of 1971: A People's History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India (Penguin Random House, 2019), Between the Great Divide: A Journey into Pakistan-administered Kashmir (HarperCollins Publishers, 2018) and The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians (HarperCollins Publishers, 2015), which won the 2017 KLF-German Peace Prize. Anam also writes frequently on issues of conflict and peace. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Hill Times,, and Dawn.

Through her writing, Anam explores state narratives, oral histories, intergenerational memory and the politics of remembering and forgetting. She has documented narratives of genocide, war, sexual violence and displacement. Anam also studies the construction of the other and works with young students to challenge stereotypes and prejudices.

Apart from her writing, Anam has ten years of senior leadership experience in the nonprofit sector. She has worked in the fields of culture, history, education and civic tech. She has previously served as Director at The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, connecting thousands of children across India, Pakistan and the U.S. and documenting hundreds of oral histories of the Partition generation. She has also served as Director at the Association for the Development of Pakistan, leading their education sector. Between 2013-2019, Anam also taught Sociology, Development Studies and Global Perspectives.

Anam is currently working on a novel, supported by a writing grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, and documenting oral histories of immigrants with her partner, Haroon Khalid, through their artist collective, Qissa. She also mentors young writers at the Summer Institute, International Writing Program (University of Iowa) and is on the advisory board for Project Dastaan.

She has an academic background in International Development (McGill University) and Anthropology (University of Toronto) and holds a diploma in counseling from the Counseling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), UK.

Anam is an Asia 21 Young Leader and is currently based in Toronto, Canada.