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SOAS South Asia Institute

About Us

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Mission: To build an interdisciplinary and international community of research students working on Muslim South Asia. As young scholars, practitioners and intellectuals we will network, exchange ideas and support each other. We will work together to organise events and launch collaborations. 

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MUSA organises regular networking and social events intended as a venue for PhD students and academics to interact in a friendly and informal context.

We also organise the annual MUSA Graduate Conference, hosted at SOAS, where PhD students have the opportunity to showcase their research to the community and inject fresh ideas into the field.

MUSA "Big Star, Rising Star" Speaker Series

MUSA Annual Graduate Conference - Papers

Researchers Directory

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We are compiling and maintaining a central directory of Phd students working on Muslim South Asia. Our current list includes all PhD students in SOAS and we are working to expand this to cover other UK Universities and eventually to reach out to PhD students and early career researchers abroad. 

If you are interested in having your details added to the list please email us.


Contact Us


Email: musa@soas.ac.uk
Web: www.soas.ac.uk/southasianstudies/musa/

Find us on Facebook as MusaResearchForum
Follow us on Twitter: @MUSAResearch

Physical Address: MUSA Research Forum, Centres and Programmes Office, Room B404, SOAS, University of London. Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG