Mr Arif Hassan

Mr Arif Hassan

Pakistani architect and planner, activist, teacher, social researcher and writer.

Arif Hasan is a Pakistani architect and planner, activist, teacher, social researcher and writer. He studied architecture at the Oxford Polytechnic, worked in Europe in architect’s offices, and on his return to Karachi in 1968, established an independent practice which slowly evolved into dealing with national and international urban planning and development issues. He has taught at Pakistani and European universities and lectured widely both in the North and the South.

Prof. Sarah Ansari

Prof. Sarah Ansari

Reader, Department of History, Royal Holloway

Professor Ansari’s main research interests focus on the recent history of South Asia, in particular those parts of the subcontinent that became Pakistan in 1947.  Between 2007-2010 I was co-investigator on an AHRC-funded collaborative research project entitled ‘From Subjects to Citizens:  Society and the Everyday State in India and Pakistan, 1947-1964’

Dr Tariq Rahman

Dr Tariq Rahman

HEC Distinguished National Professor Emeritus

Dr. Tariq Rahman got his first doctorate (Ph.D) in English literature. Subsequently, he switched to linguistics taking an M.Litt in the subject. However, his major research publications are in language politics, linguistic history , educational linguistics and sociolinguistics relating to South Asia in general and Pakistan in particular. That is why he describes himself as a South Asianist and a historian of language with focus on the Muslims of Pakistan and north India.

Dr David Taylor

Dr David Taylor

Director, AKU-ISMC

Dr Taylor was a faculty member at SOAS, where he became Dean and then Pro-Director with responsibility for teaching. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He has supervised PhD scholars working on Pakistan for a very long time period.