SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Rabia Latif Khan

LLB (Hons) (Birkbeck), LLM (SOAS)
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Rabia Latif Khan
Rabia Latif Khan
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Thesis title:
Narrative, memory and belonging: Constructing a ‘Hazara identity’ abroad
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PhD Research

The purpose of this research is to examine narrative and identity among the Hazara community in England. I aim to study two Hazara narratives: one of a ‘history of oppression’ and the other of ‘overcoming’ and how these narratives interact with Hazara conceptualisations of identity. Given how marginal histories are preserved by marginal groups themselves, I will engage with the Hazara community and learn how their social networks impact narrative, ethnic consciousness and ethnic solidarity, through lived experiences of migration and historic, collective suppression in Afghanistan. The research will compare and contrast the experiences and observations of both the Hazara migrant community and Hazara diasporic youth. So in turn, I will study how narratives of collective history, personal experiences of migration, social networks, community organisations and identity are interconnected.  


  • Book Review: 'Staying at Home. Identities, Memories and Social Networks of Kazakhstani Germans' by Rita Sanders. Europe-Asia Studies Journal 70.7 (2018): 1178-1179.


  • Co-organiser of the Afghanistan in Academia: Knowledge and Representation Conference, SOAS University of London, October 2018.
  • WOCMES Seville 2018, University of Seville, July 2018.
  • Shi’i Studies Annual Conference, Islamic College London, May 2018.
  • British Association of South Asian Studies Annual Conference, University of Exeter, April 2018.
  • Central Asia Studies Inside Outside Conference, Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Humboldt University Berlin, February 2018.
  • Exploring Identity: Between Being and Belonging Conference, Arts & Humanities Research Council, University of Liverpool, October 2017.


  • SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies
  • The Shi'ah Institute


  • Diasporic identity
  • Afghan migration
  • Hazara historiography



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Ibañez-Tirado, Diana and Latif Khan, Rabia (2022) ''Birds without legs': legal integration as potentiality for women of a Afghan-Turkmen family in Istanbul'. Central Asian Survey, pp 1-20. [Forthcoming]


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Khan, Rabia Latif (2020) On marginality and overcoming: Narrative, memory and identity among British Hazaras. PhD thesis. SOAS University of London. [Unpublished]


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