Ali Nobil AhmadHumanities and Social Sciences
Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ali Nobil Ahmad is teaching courses in modern comparative history, historiography, cinema and world history at LUMS. His current research interests include journalism, cinema and the media in Pakistan. He has worked as a Research Officer at the Migration Research Unit at University College London, and published articles and chapters on gender, sexuality and migrant labour; his monograph, 'Masculinity, Sexuality and Illegal migration' was published by Ashgate in October 2011. He received his PhD, an inter-disciplinary comparative study of gender and human smuggling from Pakistan to Europe, from the Department of History at the European University Institute in Florence in 2008. He trained as a historian at UCL where he did his BA and MA. In 2009 he was awarded the Scott Trust bursary for journalism and received training at The Guardian and Goldsmiths College in London, where he completed a Masters in Journalism and contributed to various journalistic publications including The Guardian. A former editorial board member of the journal Third Text, in 2010 he edited a special issue on Cinema and the Muslim World. He was co-curator of 'Winds of Change: Cinema from Muslim Societies', a festival of films and talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2011. '
MA, History UCL 2001
MA, Journalism Goldsmiths College 2009
PhD, History European University Institute, Florence 2008
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Migration; transnationalism; human smuggling; the labour process; gender and working-class subjectivities; oral history and psychoanalysis; social theory; media, cinema and journalism.