SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Pakistan Expertise

Name/Title Area of Expertise 
Dr Amina Yaqin
Chair, Centre for the Study of Pakistan
Urdu and Postcolonial Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Feminism, Diaspora, contemporary contexts of Muslim life, politics of culture in Pakistan 
James Caron
Lecturer in Islamicate South Asia
Islam in South Asia; Afghanistan and Pakistan; Indo-Persianate sociocultural history; transnational non-Western history; activism and social movements.
Matthew J Nelson
Reader in Politics
Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Thought, South Asia, Islam, non-elite politics, democracy.
Professor Neelam Hussain
Professor of Practice
Punjabi folktales documented by British folklorists during the Raj, translation from Urdu to English of two novels: ‘Inner Courtyard’ by Khadija Mastur and ‘All Passion Spent’ by Zaheda Hina. 
Dr Ayesha Siddiqa
Research Associate
Military decision-making, defence economics, civil-military relations and militancy and extremism in South Asia and the Middle East.
Gurharpal Singh
Professor of Sikh and Punjab Studies
Sikh studies, Religious violence, Religions and development, Multiculturalism with special reference to the management of religious diversity
Vanja Hamzić
Reader in Law, History and Anthropology
Human subjectivity formation; especially those related to gender, sexual, class, race, linguistic and religious difference with the principal fieldwork sites in Pakistan, Indonesia, Senegal and Louisiana. Islamic legal tradition, legal and social theory, human rights, racial capitalism, Marxist and postcolonial studies, the Cold War, feminist and queer legal theories.