SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Yasser Kureshi

BA (University of Pennsylvania), Juris Doctorate or JD (Boston University School of Law), PhD in Politics (Brandeis University)
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Yasser Kureshi
Department of Politics and International Studies

Senior Teaching Fellow

Dr Yasser Kureshi
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Thesis title:
Judging the Generals - Judicial-Military Interactions in Authoritarian and Post-Authoritarian States
Year of Study:
Completed 2018

External Supervisors

Prof Eva Bellin (Brandeis), Prof Jeffrey Lenowitz (Brandeis), Prof Lisa Hilbink (Minnesota)


I recently completed my PhD in comparative politics, and am now a Senior Teaching Fellow with the Department of Politics and International Studies. I specialize in South Asian politics. My current research focuses on the relationship of the judiciary and the military, and the impact of these unelected institutions on democratic outcomes.



Judicial politics; Civil-military relations; Comparative constitutional law; Democratization; Politics in South Asia and the Middle East.