Since 2019
Doctoral Candidate in International Relations (Freie Universität, Berlin)
MSc Social Science Research Methods; major: Globalization and Counter-Terrorism (Middlesex University, London)
MA International Relations (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
BA Humanities; major: English Language and Literature (University of the Punjab, Lahore)


Since 8/2015
Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, UMT, Lahore (currently on doctoral study leave)
9/2015 - 8/2016
Research Associate in the project ‘Patterns of Dehumanization and Humanization and the Development of Trust: Divisions Within and Between the Muslim World’ commissioned by the Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development, Tokyo
10/2014 - 7/2015
Teaching Fellow at the Department of Social Sciences, UMT, Lahore
9/2010 - 7/2012
Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore


Contributed a chapter titled, ‘Pacifying Sunni-Shī’ite Relations in Pakistan: Patterns of (De)Humanization and Prospects of Trust-Building’ in M.S. Pervez (2020) Radicalization in Pakistan: A Critical Perspective, New York: Routledge

Conferences and Workshops

 10/2020 — presentation on ‘Traditionalist Muslim Perspectives on Dīn and Dunya in Late Colonial India’ at the workshop on ‘Concepts and Conceptualizations – Dīn and Dunya in the Muslim World’ (ZMO, Berlin)

 1/2020 — presentation on ‘Genealogies of Deobandi Political Theologies in Late Colonial India (1912-1947)’ at the 31st Humboldt India Project Workshop (Humboldt University, Berlin)

 4/2019 — presentation on ‘Paigham-i-Pakistan – an Ideological Convergence of State and Madrassa Narratives to Counter Militant Islamism’ at the 13th Humanities and Social Sciences Conference on ‘Critical Interventions: Mapping Emerging Scholarship on South Asia’ (LUMS, Lahore)

 7/2018 — lecture on ‘Electoral Integrity in Pakistan – the Groundwork for a Research Program’ at the workshop on ‘Electoral History of Pakistan 1970–2018’ (UMT, Lahore)

 5/2018 — presentation on ‘Strategizing the Counter-Radicalisation Agenda in Britain and Pakistan’ at the ‘International Conference on Threats to Security in the 21st Century’ (UOL, Lahore)

 4/2017 — presentation on ‘Beyond the Intra-Civilizational Impasse: Prospects of Pacifying Sunni-Shī’ite Relations in Pakistan’ at the 1st International Conference on ‘Contemporary Issues in Muslim Societies and Cultures’ (UMT, Lahore)

 1/2016 — lecture on ‘Foucauldian Discourse Analysis’ at the Centre of Teaching and Learning’s ‘Faculty Training Workshop on Research Methods’ (UMT, Lahore)

 1/2015 — lecture on ‘Preventing Violent Extremism Effectively – Lessons from Britain’ at the workshop on ‘Understanding Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism’ (UMT, Lahore)


Best Dissertation Prize (2013) by Middlesex University, London


  • English: fully proficient
  • Urdu: native user