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Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies at SOAS,
University of London and Fellow of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge
Arshin Adib-Moghaddam is Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies at SOAS, University of London and Fellow of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. Educated at the Universities of Hamburg, American (Washington DC) and Cambridge, where he received his MPhil and PhD as a multiple scholarship student, Prof. Adib-Moghaddam was the first Jarvis Doctorow Fellow in International Relations and Peace Studies at St. Edmund Hall and the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. As a critic and philosopher, Adib-Moghaddam is famous for his work about world politics, Iran, Islam and the West, and the international/comparative politics of West Asia and North Africa. As a public intellectual, he writes about contemporary culture and global politics and has appeared in several documentaries produced by the BBC, Al -Jazeera and other TV outlets.
Professor of History, Westmont College
Chandra Mallampalli earned his doctorate in South Asian History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to earning his Ph.D. he studied theology and worked as a journalist in South Asia. He is the author of three books and many scholarly articles, which address the intersection of religion, law and society in colonial India. At Westmont, Professor Mallampalli teaches courses in World History, Modern South Asia, British Empire, and comparative Asian history.
Professor, Department of History, Stony Brook University
Shobana Shankar’s work brings together history, anthropology, religion, and public health. Across these fields, she examines belonging, difference, and exclusion, focusing on modern Africa, the African diaspora, and African-Indian encounters. Her first book, Who Shall Enter Paradise? Christian Origins in Muslim Northern Nigeria, c. 1890-1975 (Ohio University Press, 2014) traces the emergence and disappearance of a religious minority in Muslim Northern Nigeria. She has also co-edited two collections of research essays, Religions on the Move (Brill, 2013), and Transforming Religious Landscapes in Africa: The Sudan Interior Mission (SIM), Past and Present) (Africa World Press, 2018).
Assistant Professor of Practice, Communication and Design, Habib University
Behzad Khosravi Noori is based in Stockholm and Tehran. His research-based practice includes films, installations, as well as archival studies. His works investigate histories from The Global South, labour and the means of production, and histories of political relationships that have existed as a counter narration to the east-west dichotomy during the Cold War. He analyzes contemporary history to revisit memories beyond borders, exploring the entanglements and non/aligned memories. His work was included in national and international exhibitions such as Tensta Konsthall, Botkyrka Konsthall, MKC, CFF, Marabouparken (Stockholm), Sakakini art institution (Ramallah) Palestine; Arran Gallery (Tehran), Venice Biennale as well as Kalmar Museum.
Associate Professor at Institute of Urdu Language & Literature, Punjab University
Nasir Abbas Nayyar earned his Ph.D. from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. He was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) to pursue a research on Urdu courses of colonial period at Heidelberg University in 2011. He has written books on poetry, literary theory and post-colonial study of Urdu literature, as well as authored some important books on structuralism and postmodernism, and their influence on Urdu literature.
Lecturer, Comparative Humanities, Habib University
Daniyal Ahmed is a musician, anthropologist, curator, and producer. He is researching and practicing the intersection of sound and culture. He completed his M.A from the South Asia Institute at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where he studied Anthropology and History. He is interested in sound, both musical and non-musical, listening cultures, sonic practices, histories of music and sound reproduction, oral histories, and musical exchange and development through migration. He employs sonic ethnography and musical practice as research methods.
Rapoport Center Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Austin
Mishal Khan is a sociologist focusing on histories of labor regulation after the abolition of slavery in South Asia and the British Empire. She joined the Rapoport Center as a postdoctoral fellow after completing her doctorate at the University of Chicago, and is originally from both Pakistan and Australia. Khan’s work on the Center’s project on inequality, human rights, and the future of work complements and extends her engagement with contemporary and historic human rights issues.
Associate Professor, Comparative Humanities, Habib University
Nauman Naqvi is Associate Professor in the Program in Comparative Humanities at Habib University. He was the founding Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the founding Director of the Habib Liberal Core Curriculum, and has also taught at Columbia University, Brown University's Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for International Studies & the Liberal Arts at Connecticut College, and Colorado College. Prof Naqvi's work cuts across the humanities, traversing questions of modernity and inheritance in literature, philosophy and the arts.
Associate Professor of History, Swarthmore College
Farid Azfar is an Early Modern European historian whose teaching and research takes him to the intersections of Atlantic history, the history of ideas, the history of sexuality and urban history. Past and future courses include "London Beyond Control," "The East India Company," "The History of the Body," "The Global Enlightenment," and the Early Modern Europe survey.