• LUMS-USIP Junior Fellowship in Peace and Conflict Studies, Fall Semester, 2016

    We are inviting research proposals for 3 fellowships in the Fall Semester 2016 (September 2016 to January 2017). The aim of the fellowship is to groom and train young scholars in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies and promote innovative, empirical research and fresh approaches to the study of conflicts and peace building. Our interest is in the following areas:New approaches to Peace and...

  • The Paradoxes of South Asian Citizenship 1946-72

    The Mahbub ul Haq Research Center at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to present:The Paradoxes of South Asian Citizenship, 1946-72Speaker: Dr. Joya ChatterjiDate: March 28, 2016Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PMLocation: SS Auditorium, LUMSDr. Chatterji is professor of South Asian history at Cambridge University and the Director of the Centre of South Asian...

  • Regional Competitiveness Studies: Research Study on Auto Sector

    LUMS Economics Professors launched the Regional Competitiveness of the Auto Sector in Pakistan report at LUMS on March 28, 2016. The event, organised in collaboration with the World Bank and Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), presented the report described below. The full report can be downloaded here.The auto industry of Pakistan is at a crossroads and policy...

  • Regional Competitiveness Studies: Research Study on Auto Sector

    LUMS Economics Professors launched the Regional Competitiveness of the Auto Sector in Pakistan report at LUMS on March 28, 2016. The event, organised in collaboration with the World Bank and Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), presented the report described below. The full report can be downloaded here.The auto industry of Pakistan is at a crossroads and policy...

  • MGSHSS Faculty Attends the Punjab Innovation Showcase 2016

    The Pakistan Technology Innovation Board (PTIB) and Sub-National Government Programme (SNG) recently hosted the Punjab Innovation Showcase 2016, which was a well-attended event. Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) faculty, Prof. Usman Khan presented on leading innovative programmes that are revolutionising the delivery of health and education services...

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  • Aamna Khalid

    Assistant Professor

    Aamna Khalid holds educational qualifications in English Language Teaching with a specilization in developing English for Specific Purposes courses and training workshops. She is a trained curricullum & program evaluator and teacher appraiser.At present she teaches English Language & Communication Skills courses at  LUMS and is a training consultant at The Rausing Executive Development Center (REDC). Aamna also teaches Managerial...

  • Abid Aman Burki

    Professor

    Dr. Abid Aman Burki is a Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He was also Director of the Centre for Management and Economic Research of LUMS from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Burki received his PhD in Economics from Kansas State University. Prior to his appointment at LUMS, he was on the economics faculty of Quaid-i-Azam University (1985-2002) most recently as Professor and Head of the Economics Department. He...

  • Ali Cheema

    Associate Professor

    Ali Cheema is Associate Professor of Economics and the Head of the Economics Department. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, an MPhil in Economics and Politics from the University of Cambridge, a BA Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford, and a BA in Mathematics and Statistics from Government College, Lahore. He has recently been asked to co-convene (with Profs. Barry Weingast,...

  • Ali Khan

    Associate Professor

    Ali Khan is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. His research interests vary from labour issues, particularly child and bonded labour to popular culture in Pakistan focusing particularly on cinema and sports. He has previously worked in Washington and in Islamabad for the World Bank's South Asia Region and with the International Labour Organisation primarily...

  • Ali Usman Qasmi

    Assistant Professor

    Usman Qasmi is Assistant Professor (History) at the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law since January 2012. He received his PhD from the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University in March 2009. Before joining LUMS, he was a Newton Fellow for Post Doctoral research at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He has published extensively in reputed academic journals such as Modern Asian Studies, The Muslim World and The Oxford...

  • Antonio Marasco

    Assistant Professor

    Antonio Marasco joined LUMS as an Assistant Professor in August 2006. Prior to joining LUMS, he had a one-year teaching appointment in Atilim University, Ankara. From 1990 to 1994 he was employed in the insurance sector at Lloyd Adriatico of Trieste. He has been a teaching assistant at the University College, London and a visiting instructor at Bilkent University. His teaching interests are in intermediate macroeconomics, growth theories, and...

  • Ayaz Qureshi

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Qureshi received his PhD in Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom in 2013. Prior to joining LUMS he taught anthropology at SOAS, the University of Sussex, and the University of Oxford. His research interests include sexual and reproductive health, NGOs, bureaucracy, neoliberalization and labour relations, and Pakistani labour migration to the Persian Gulf. He has recently...

  • Ayesha Ali

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Ayesha Ali has joined us as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Economics - (MGSHSS).She recently obtained her PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto, Canada in 2016 after completing her MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, MA in Economics from University of British Columbia and Bachelor’s in Economics & Finance from McGill University, Canada.Dr. Ali’s current research is...

  • Basit Bilal Koshul

    Associate Professor

    Basit Koshul received his first PhD in 2003 from Drew University, specialising in the sociology of religion. He  joined the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law at LUMS in 2006. His areas of interests include the relationship between religion and modernity, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, the sociology of culture and the contemporary Islam-West encounter.  He is especially interested in integrating the ideas...

  • Bilal Tanweer

    Assistant Professor

    Bilal Tanweer is a writer and translator. He was one of Granta's 'New Voices' and a recipient of the PEN Translation Fund Grant for his translation of Muhammad Khalid Akhtar's Chakiwara Mein Visaal (forthcoming). He has also translated two novels by Ibn-e Safi, The House Fear (Random House India, 2010). He is an Honorary Fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa....

  • Ejaz Akram

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Ejaz Akram joined the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS in August 2005. He holds a Ph.D. in World Politics (Specializations: Religion & Politics and Comparative Political Philosophy) from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He also holds two M.A. degrees; Master of Arts in Comparative & Regional Studies (Middle East & South Asia) from the School of International Service at American University in...

  • Faisal Bari

    Associate Professor

    Faisal Bari is Associate Professor of Economics at LUMS. He teaches in the areas of microeconomics, industrial organization, game theory and development. His research interests are broadly in the same areas as well. Recent research/consulting work has been focused on rural Punjab, NWFP and Balochistan. He is currently also a Visiting Research Fellow at Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre where he is involved in a 5 year four-country...

  • Farhana Shahzad

    Teaching Fellow

    Ms. Farhana Shahzad has joined us as Teaching Fellow in the Writing and Communication stream in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences (MGSHSS).Ms. Shahzad is a Master of Philosophy in English Language Teaching from Kinnaird College for Women University. Gender studies has been her particular area of interest and her MPhil thesis was based on a corpus analysis to detect gender stereotypes in the Intermediate English Curriculum...

  • Furrukh A. Khan

    Associate Professor

    Furrukh Khan has been with LUMS since 2001. He has a PhD in Postcolonial Studies from University of Kent at Canterbury, where he taught for two years prior to coming to LUMS. He has also taught English as a Foreign Language in the UK during the summers. His research interests include the Partition of India, Postcolonial Literature, Shakespeare and Oral History. His publications have appeared among others in Index on Censorship, AngloFiles and...

  • Ghulam Moeenuddin

    Professor

    Dr. Ghulam Moeen ud din (Moeen Nizami) has joined us as Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS).With a Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree in Persian Language & Literature from the University of the Punjab, Dr. Moeen ud din’s core research interests are in Persian, Urdu & Punjabi Literature, History and Sufism. Additional areas of interest include Islamic arts, Sufi orders...

  • Hadia Majid

    Assistant Professor

    Hadia Majid joined LUMS as an Assistant Professor in August 2012. A Fulbright Scholar, she holds a PhD in Development Economics from The Ohio State University, an MA in Economics from The Ohio State University, an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, and a BSc in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences.Her research interests include aspects that relate to the economic characteristics of the household, including...

  • Hassan Haider Karrar

    Associate Professor

    PhD, McGill UniversityI am an assistant professor of History specializing in modern Chinese and Central Asian history and political economy.My current research is focused on informal connections across the greater Central Asian region (inclusive of western China and northern Pakistan) since the 1980s.More broadly, my work engages with globalization and transnationalism in Eurasia, transformations in Central Asian borderlands, foreign relations...

  • Husnain Fateh Ahmad

    Assistant Professor

    PhD, University of IowaMy research interests are varied but fall under the umbrella of microeconomics theory and industrial organisation. I have applied behavioural game theory to study the phenomenon of over bidding in first and second price auctions as well as modelled the effects of corruption in the form of bribery on total welfare and efficiency. Since joining LUMS, my interests have expanded, and I have been conducting...

  • Imtiaz ul Haq

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Imtiaz ul haq is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He completed his PhD in Finance from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (UK). He also holds an MSc in Finance from the Manchester Business School and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

  • Irfan Ahmad Qureshi

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Irfan Qureshi has joined us as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Economics - (MGSHSS).Dr. Qureshi recently completed his PhD. in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK after having obtained his M.Phil. from the same institution in 2013. He has an undergraduate degree from McGill University, Canada, a Master of Science from GSE, Barcelona, Spain, specializing in macroeconomic policy and financial markets, and a...

  • Khalid Mir

    Associate Professor

    Khalid Mir joined LUMS as an Assistant Professor in September 2007. He did his PhD from The University of Essex with a focus on child labour. He has an MSc from The London School of Economics and Political Science. His current research interests lie primarily in child labour and globalisation, the political economy of development- in particular: the role of institutions in the transformation to market societies and the effects on social...

  • Laila Bushra

    Assistant Professor

    Laila Bushra (Assistant Professor) has a Bachelor of Science (honors) degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Lahore University of Managements Sciences (LUMS). Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Her fields of interest have been Political Economy and Historical Sociology. Laila Bushra has been working as a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Humanities and Social Science...

  • Lukas Albert Paul Werth

    Assistant Professor

    Since December 2008, Lukas Werth teaches anthropology at LUMS. He has also been involved in the creation of a history major at LUMS. Having received his PhD in 1992 from the Free University of Berlin for an ethnography about the Vagri, a peripatetic group in South India, Lukas Werth was an Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) there from 1990 to 1997. After that, he had research grants from the German Research Society (Deutsche...

  • Maha Ahmad

    Teaching Fellow

    Ms. Maha Ahmad has joined us as Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics (MGSHSS).Ms. Ahmad holds a Master’s degree in Economics from McMaster University, Canada. She has taught a couple of Undergraduate level courses at NUST and was recently working on a project with the World Bank on agriculture, trade and pricing distortions in Pakistan. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of London ...

  • Maheen Javaid

    Teaching Fellow

    Ms. Maheen Javaid has joined us as Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics - (MGSHSS).Ms. Javaid is a Master of Science in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences. She was awarded a gold medal in her Master’s degree and her thesis focused on intergenerational mobility. She also completed her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from LUMS and was placed on the Dean’s Honor List. During her undergraduate...

  • Mahrukh Baig

    Teaching Fellow

    Ms. Mahrukh Baig has joined us as Teaching Fellow in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences - (MGSHSS).Ms. Baig is a Master of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics from University of Management and Technology. Moreover, she has studied Systemic Functional Linguistics at Cardiff University, Wales. She has composed many articles which are reflective of her work on contemporary linguistics and language pedagogy. Besides research...

  • Maria Amir

    Teaching Fellow

    MA Mass Communication, Kinnaird College for Women, LahoreMst Women's Studies, University of Oxford, UKI teach Media Writing, Writing and Communication and 'The Reluctant Feminist'

  • Mohammad Waseem

    Visiting Faculty

    Dr. Mohammad Waseem is Professor of Political Science at Department of Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences. He was Chairman of the International Relations Department, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He has written on ethnic, Islamic, constitutional, electoral and sectarian politics of Pakistan. His books include: Politics and the State in Pakistan (1989), The 1993 Elections in Pakistan (1994) and Strengthening of...

  • Muhammad Farooq Naseer

    Assistant Professor

    Farooq Naseer is a development economist with interests in education, human development and political economy. He teaches econometric methods to undergraduate and graduate students at LUMS and has previously taught development and microeconomics. His work often requires the use of empirical methods with rich micro-data from household and community surveys to study issues ranging from social stratification, poverty and inter-generational...

  • Muhammad Shabbir Ahsen

    Associate Professor

    Shabbir Ahsen has been a permanent faculty member at the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lahore University of Management Sciences since Feb 2004. Before joining LUMS, Shabbir taught at the Department of Philosophy, University of Karachi from August 1993 to Feb 2004 as permanent faculty member. He also held administrative position at KU and served as In-charge, Department of Philosophy, University of Karachi from Jan 2001 to Feb...

  • Mushtaq A. Khan

    Associate Professor

    Dr Khan has recently joined LUMS. He has 16 years of teaching and research experience at Quaid-e-Azam University and Kansas State University. He was previously the Head of the Economics Department at Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan. He has taught various courses including Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money, Banking and Financial Markets. His specialisations include econometrics, labour economics, micro...

  • Nauman Faizi

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Nauman Faizi has joined us as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences - (MGSHSS).Dr. Faizi obtained his PhD from the department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, USA in 2016. His PhD dissertation examines Muhammad Iqbal’s The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islamand argues that its project of reconciling pre-modern scriptural texts with modern philosophy and...

  • Nida Yasmeen Kirmani

    Associate Professor

    I completed my PhD in Sociology in 2007 from the University of Manchester. Since then I have worked as a Research Fellow with the Religions and Development Research Programme at the University of Birmingham. I have been an Assistant Professor of Sociology at LUMS since January 2011.

  • Rashid Memon

    Assistant Professor

    My work focuses on the causes and consequences  of ethnic and gender inequality in economic outcomes.  I am also interested in the economic history of the Indian sub-continent, with a particular focus on land tenure arrangements and peasant rebellions

  • Rasul Bakhsh Rais

    Professor

    Dr Rasul Bakhsh Rais is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS, Lahore since 2002. He took time off from LUMS and served at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad from August 2013 to December 2014. Dr Rais has Ph.D. in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara. Before joining LUMS, he remained associated with the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad for nearly 22 years...

  • S.M. Turab Hussain

    Associate Professor

    Turab Husain's research interests have ranged from migration theory and policy, poverty and rural development to trade and development. Recently published research has been on industrial policy, migration and remittances, prospects of trade with India and on Pakistan's experience at dispute settlement within the WTO. Teaching interests are in Development Theory, International Trade, Macroeconomics and Trade and Development.

  • Saba Pirzadeh

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Saba Pirzadeh has joined us as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences - (MGSHSS).Dr. Pirzadeh obtained her PhD in English Literature from Purdue University on Fulbright fellowship in 2016. Her dissertation titled “Violence, Militarism, and the Environment in Contemporary South Asian Literature” explicates the ways in which intensification of violence ruptures, displaces and...

  • Sadaf Ahmad

    Associate Professor

    Sadaf Ahmad completed her Ph.D in Cultural Anthropology from Syracuse University in the United States in 2006, and has Masters degrees in Gender, Anthropology and Development from Goldsmiths College, the University of London (2001), and in Psychology, from the National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-e-Azam University (2000). Gender has been a cross cutting theme in all of her research to date - whether it has been exploring the extent to which...

  • Saeed Ghazi

    Associate Professor

    Saeed Ghazi, an Associate Professor of English, started his career as a banker in (what is now) a Global Fortune 500 company. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. He teaches a range of undergraduate courses in 19th Century British Poetry and Fiction, Early 20th Century British and American Fiction, and Literary Theory.

  • Saher Asad

    Assistant Professor

    I am currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from George Washington University in 2015. In my research, I collected novel data sets in Pakistan and utilized them to study the socio-economic impacts of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Pakistan.

  • Sameen Andleeb Mohsin Ali

    Teaching Fellow

    Conflict Resolution through Institutional Design, Federalism, Power Sharing, Civil War, Terrorism, Pakistan, Yemen

  • Sanval Nasim

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sanval Nasim has joined us as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Economics - (MGSHSS).Dr. Nasim obtained his PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Riverside, USA in 2015. His PhD research explored the effects of institutional constraints on the efficient allocation and optimal management of groundwater in Pakistan’s Indus Basin. Dr. Nasim is interested in discovering how human behavior...

  • Syed Muhammad Hussain

    Assistant Professor

    I graduated from LUMS in 2006 and went for my Ph.D. on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2007. I graduated from the University of Rochester, NY in 2012. 

  • Syeedda Anjum Ara Alvi

    Associate Professor

    Anjum Alvi, a cultural anthropologist, joined LUMS as an Asisstant Professor in December 2008. She received her PhD in 1999 from the Free University of Berlin, Germany. She taught for 18 years at the same institute. Parallel to this she taught several courses at the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg as well as at the Institute of Sociology of the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.Her PhD thesis "Bearers of...

  • Taimur Rahman

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Taimur Rahman has been teaching political science at LUMS since 2002. He is also the spokesperson for the band Laal and a grassroots political activist.

  • Tania Saeed

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Tania Saeed has joined us as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences - (MGSHSS).Dr. Saeed obtained her DPhil in Education from the University of Oxford, UK and MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2013 and 2006, respectively. She has worked as an Equity and Social Inclusion Advisor for DFID’s Punjab Education Sector...

  • Waqar Zaidi

    Assistant Professor

    Waqar Zaidi is Assistant Professor of History at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. His current research interests include early Cold War discourses on atomic energy and the atomic bomb, and internationalist movements in the early Cold War period. More broadly, he is interested in the relationship(s) between technology and international relations in the twentieth century. Waqar Zaidi has an MSc and PhD in the History of...