IRD Fellows

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    Maryam Siddqia Lodhi is currently working as Iqbal Research Fellow at the IRD, IIUI Islamabad. She completed her PhD in Politics & IR in August 2015 from the International Islamic University Islamabad. She holds master degrees in English Literature. Political Science and Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab. Her education background in multiple subjects has given her a broad base to toke interest in various areas such as Islam and Politics, History of Islamic Thought, English Classical Poetry, Public Policy, Middle East, South Asia and war on Terror. She has published a paper on "Politics of Madrassa Reforms in Pakistan: The case of Enlightened Moderation during General Musharraf Era."                                                                                                                                                                                                   Email ID: [email protected] 

    • Maryam Siddiqa Lodhi
    • Lecturer at IRD
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    Prof. Dr. Ma Qiang (Muslim name is Ramadan) is a professor and supervisor of graduate students (Ph. D and MA) in Institute for Western Frontier Region of China, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an city, China. He graduated with a Bachelor of History Degree and Master of Philosophy (Majoring in Comparative Religions Study) from Northwest Minorities University in Lanzhou, and obtained his Ph.D. in Anthropology of Religion from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou. The esteemed scholar are in IRD fellowship programs for 12 months 1 December 2018 to 31 January 2019.

    • Ma Qiang
    • Professor
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    Turkish Sociologist at Dogus University, Department of Sociology Istanbul Turkey. Prof. Dr. Sami Sener, the esteemed Turkish Sociologist, and scholar are in Islamabad on short term in IRD fellowship.

    • Prof. Dr. Sami Sener
    • Professor of Sociology
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    Dr. Aamir Jamal is Associate Professor of International Social Development and Social Policy at the  University of Calgary, in Canada, Social Work. Faculty Member University of Calgary in Canada. With a unique background that combines a PhD in International Development from the University of Calgary, an MBA from Adelphi University, New York, and several years of experience in social policy and community development in both local and international settings, Dr. Jamal offers an interesting and valuable blend of knowledge and experience in areas of global policy, nonprofit leadership and management, and international social development.

    • Dr. Aamir Jamal
    • Associate Professor
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    Husnul Amin is a Fulbright fellow at the South Asia Center, University of Pennsylvania. His research project concerns the study of a new social movement on the Pak-Afghan border called the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement PTM. He obtained his Ph.D. in Development Studies (with further specialization in Political Sociology) in 2010 from the International Institute of Social Studies (The Hague). His dissertation concerned the genesis and proliferation of post-Islamist intellectual and social-political trajectories in Pakistan. He has been awarded Fulbright Research Fellowship, 2019-2020 at Stockton University, Galloway, N.J, USA. He was awarded post-doc fellowship supported by the DRS-COFUND Fellowship Program of Freie Universität Berlin and the European Commission, hosted by the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures & Societies (BGSMCS) during his research stay, March 2013 - July 2014; availed fellowship at William and Mary, Virginia, USA (January 2014), and research stay at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA (October 2015). Under his supervision, 8 Ph.D. and 30 M.Phil. scholars have successfully defended their dissertations, others are in submission stage. His main areas of research and teaching include: religion and politics in the Muslim world; Islamic social movements and post-Islamist trends; conflict, peace and development; neoliberal globalization and contemporary Islam, and International Political Economy. A select list of his articles published in journals of repute such as Romanian Journal of Political Science; Journal of Islamic Studies; Hamdard Islamicus; Pakistan Perspectives; Pakistan Journal of History and Culture; Pakistan Journal of Criminology, Historicus etc. His recent book titles: "Observing Variants of Post-Islamism: Intellectual discourses and social movements." Dr Amin is Executive Director of the Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD), and an Associate Professor at the Department of Politics & International Relations, International Islamic University Islamabad. He may be contacted at: [email protected]

    • Dr. Husnul Amin
    • Associate Professor
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    Muhammad Younus Qasmi is Madrassa Graduate and he received M.Phil. Degree in Islamic Studies from GIFT University, Gujranwala, Pakistan, in 2018 respectively. He is currently a Lecturer and Editor in Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue. His main areas of research “The syllabus and discipline of madrassas”. Published Research book with title of “After Study Hours: Exploring the Madrassa Mindset” in 2018 from Pak Institute for Peace Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan.                                                                                         Email ID: [email protected]

    • Muhammad Younus Qasmi
    • Lecturer at IRD
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    Research scholar of international relations with particular emphasis on South Asia, conflict studies, and Islam in the Non-Arab world, including also Central Asia, South East Asia and Europe. Associate Professor of Political Science at Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Free University Berlin. Analyst, consultant, speaker and moderator on related topics.

    • Dr. Dietrich Reetz
    • Associate Professor
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    Prof. Dr. Tang Shuxian, Institute of Ethnic and Religious Studies, Northwest University of Political Science and Law, China. She is esteemed scholar and IRD fellows for period of 12 months 05 November 2018 to 04 November 2019.

    • Dr. Tang Shuxian
    • Associate Professor
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    Holder of NRF Chair Islam, African Publics, and Religious Values. Prof Abdulkader Tayob holds the chair in Islam, African Publics and Religious Values at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He has published on Islam in South Africa, modern Islamic Thought and Islam and the History of Religions. He has led a number of research initiatives and projects, and convened numerous workshops and conferences. He completed a PhD (1989) at Temple University (Department of Religion, Philadelphia, USA) with a dissertation entitled: Islamic Historiography: The Case of al-Ṭabari's Ta'rīkh al-rusul wa 'l-mulūk on the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad.

    • Professor Abdulkader Tayob
    • Academic Staff, Holder of NRF Chair Islam, African Publics, & Religious Values
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