Faculty Profile

Dr. Ali Khan

Associate Professor

Humanities & Social Sciences

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 on projects related to child and bonded labour. Ali Khan's book Representing Children: Power, Policy and the Discourse on Child Labour in the Football Manufacturing Industry of Pakistan was published in October 2007 by Oxford University Press. He is also the General Editor for a series of books on Sociology and Anthropology in Pakistan. Four of these volumes have been published. Two more are due shortly. Ali Khan is currently undertaking research on the Pakistani Film industry and cricket and society in Pakistan. He has an MPhil and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in England.

    • Book
      • Khan, A. .(2013). Urban Issues . Urban Issues , Oxford University Press
      • Khan, A. .(2012). Cricket Cauldron . Cricket Cauldron , IB Tauris
      • Khan, A. .(2010). Islam and Society in Pakistan: Anthropological Perspectives . Islam and Society in Pakistan: Anthropological Perspectives , Oxford University Press
      • Khan, A. .(2010). Pakistani Women: Multiple Locations and Competing Narratives . Pakistani Women: Multiple Locations and Competing Narratives , Oxford University Press
      • Khan, A. .(2010). Shaping A Nation: An Examination of Education in Pakistan . Shaping A Nation: An Examination of Education in Pakistan , Oxford University Press
      • Khan, A. .(2008). Pakistani Diasporas – Culture, Conflict and Change . Pakistani Diasporas – Culture, Conflict and Change , Oxford University Press
      • Khan, A. .(2007). Power, Policy and the Discourse on Child Labour in the Football Manufacturing Indusy of Sialkot . Power, Policy and the Discourse on Child Labour in the Football Manufacturing Industry of Sialkot , Oxford University Press
    • Book Section/chapter
      • Khan, A. .(2014). Power and Authority in the Field . Fieldwork in South Asia , Sage
      • Khan, A. .(2013). Urban Issues . Skill vs. Scale - The Transformation of Traditional Occupations in the Androon Shehr , Oxford University Press
      • Khan, A. .(2009). Bonded Labour in Pakistan: Recruitment And Wage Systems In Selected Sectors . Forced Labour, Beate Andrees and Patrick Belser (eds), , Lynne Reinner Press
    • Journal Articles
      • Khan, A. .(2014). Pakistani Cinema Special Issue . Pakistani Cinema Special Issue, Bioscope , Sage
      • Khan, A. .(2014). Pakistani Film Poster Art . Pakistani Cinema Special Issue , Sage
      • Khan, A. .(2010). History and Anthropology . Discourses on childhood: policy-making with regard to child labor in the context of competing cultural and economic perceptions , Taylor and Francis
      • Khan, A. .(2010). Cultural Dynamics . Footballs, Carpets and Bangles – Advances without Bondage , Sage
      • Khan, A. .(2010). Third Text . • From Zinda Laash to Zibahkhana: horror and violence in Pakistani cinema' , Routledge
      • Khan, A. .(2002). Light at the End of the Tunnel . Cambridge Anthropology , Berghahn
      • Khan, A. Perceptions, Views and Images . Oriental Anthropologist ,
    • Report
      • Khan, A. .(2004). The opium trade in Afghanistan . South Asia Vice-President’s Office, World Bank , World Bank
      • Khan, A. .(2002). Bonded Labour in Selected Sectors of Pakistan . Working Paper for the International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 2002 , ILO
    • Research Paper
      • Khan, A. .(2004). Wordl Bank Working Paper . incorporation of forced and child labour concerns in to the World Bank’s Social Development Strategy for South Asia. , World Bank
  • Case Study
    • Publication title: Child Stitchers in Sialkot’s Football Industry

      Publisher:

      Publication Name: Financial Times

      Publication Date: 2003-02-06

Semester Title Code
Fall Semester 2017-18 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Independent Study 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Living Theory 1603
Summer Semester 2016-17 Directed Research Project 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Qualitative Research Methods 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Introduction to Development Studies 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Qualitative Research Methods 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Qualitative Research Methods 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Summer Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Qualitative Research Methods 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Anthropology of Globalization 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Anthropology of Globalization 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Independent Study 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Independent Study 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Introduction to Development Studies 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Cinema & Society: A History of Pakistani Cinema 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Senior Project I 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 1001
    Summer Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 903
    Summer Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 903
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 902
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 901
    Summer Qtr 2008-09 Senior Project 804
    Summer Qtr 2008-09 Independent Study 804
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Senior Project 803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Independent Study 803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Independent Study 803
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Independent Study 802
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 802
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 SS Independent Study I 801
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 Anthropology of Bonded Labour 801
    Summer Qtr 2007-08 SS Independent Study I 704
    Spring Qtr 2007-08 Qualitative Research Methods 703
    Spring Qtr 2007-08 Independent Study II 703
    Spring Qtr 2007-08 SS Independent Study I 703
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Social Sciences Senior Project II 702
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 702
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 Independent Study II 701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 SS Independent Study I 701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 Anthropology of Bonded Labour 701
    Spring Qtr 2006-07 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 603
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Social Sciences Senior Project II 602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Social Sciences Senior Project 602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Applied Research Methods 602
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07 Anthropology of Bonded Labour 601
    Summer Qtr 2005-06 Social Sciences Senior Project II 504
    Spring Qtr 2005-06 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 503
    Winter Qtr 2005-06 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 502
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06 Anthropology of Bonded Labour 501
    Summer Qtr 2004-05 Community Based Learning 404
    Spring Qtr 2004-05 Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion 403
    Winter Qtr 2004-05 Anthropological Perspective on Child & Bonded Labour 402