Dr. Asad Ali Ahmed
- Assistant Professor
- Social Anthropology Program
- Curriculum Vitae

Tozzer Anthropology Building 309
Harvard University
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge MA 02138

(617) 496-5690
aaahmed@fas.harvard.edu


Asad Ali Ahmed


Education
1997-2006 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Dissertation Title: ‘Adjudicating Muslims: Law, Religion and the State in Colonial India & Post-Colonial Pakistan.’ Dissertation Committee: John Kelly (Chair), Elizabeth Povinelli, John Comaroff. Research Fields:
Legal & Historical Anthropology, Colonialism/Postcolonialism, Muslim Societies, Secularism and Religion, Ethnography of the State, Muslim Nationalism in Pakistan, South Asian History.

1996-1997 Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
M. Phil. in Social Anthropology.

1989-91 London School of Economics & Political Science, London, England
M.Sc. Economic History – Distinction.

1983-86 London School of Economics & Political Science, London, England
B.Sc. (Econ) International Relations - Upper Second with Honors.

Research and Teaching Interests
Secularism and Religion, Liberalism, Language and the Law, Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies, Ethnography of the State, South Asia.





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