Nida KirmaniHumanities and Social Sciences
Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
BiographyI completed my PhD in Sociology in 2007 from the University of Manchester. Since then I have worked as a Research Fellow with the Religions and Development Research Programme at the University of Birmingham. I have been an Assistant Professor of Sociology at LUMS since January 2011.
BA, Liberal Arts University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2000
MA, Development Studies University of Manchester 2003
PhD, Sociology University of Manchester 2007
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My PhD explored the construction of the locality and identities in a Muslim-majority neighbourhood in Delhi. This research deconstructed the category 'Muslim women' through the narrative approach. Since completing my PhD, I have been studying the relationship of women's movements in India and Pakistan with religion as well as the role of religion in women's rights advocacy in Muslim communities in general.