Chair - Dr David Taylor
Dr David Taylor is a former Pro-Director SOAS. His research interest focuses on the recent history and politics of South Asia; development of the party political system, beginning with the elections of 1937; Hindu nationalism in India and on the political history of Pakistan; the role of the mass media in the political process.
Dr Farid Panjwani
Associate Professor, UCL – IOE
Director, Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education
He works in four areas: interfaces between religion, citizenship and education; role of imagination in education; teaching about Islam in schools; and contemporary Muslim thought.
Dr Farooq Bajwa
Author of the books on the history of Pakistan’s foreign policy, India Pakistan 1965 War and the Pakistan Studies textbook for GCSE
PhD Scholar in Sociology of Religion at the University of Cambridge
Focuses on the construction of transnational religious authority
Dr Ali Usman Qasmi, LUMS
Dr Maria Rashid
PhD thesis at SOAS: Disciplining narratives of pain: Militarism, Mourning and the Pakistan Military
Dr Sameen Mohsin, LUMS
PhD thesis at SOAS: Staffing the State: The Politicisation of Bureaucratic Appointments in Pakistan.
Dr Umair Javed, LUMS
PhD thesis at LSE: Profit, Power, and Patronage: Bazaar Politics in Urban Pakistan
Dr Najia Mukhtar
PhD thesis at SOAS: Approaching Religious Difference Differently: Counter-dominant Actors in Contemporary Pakistan
Dr Tayyab Safdar, Cambridge University
PhD thesis at Cambridge: Impact of globalisation on agro-industrial value chains in developing countries, focusing on sugarcane value chain in Punjab, Pakistan
Dr Fatima Burney, SOAS
PhD thesis at UCLA: Compares Anglophone and Urdu literary romantic movements in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, particularly in their reception and representation of ghazal poetry.