Five Faculty Members Promoted to Associate Professors
The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Dr. Adil Najam announced the promotion of five faculty members from the School of Humanities, Social Science and Law (SHSSL) to the rank of Associate Professor. The promotees include: Sadaf Ahmad (Anthropology), Syed Turab Hussain (Economics), Furrukh Khan (Literature), Sikander Ahmed Shah (Law and Policy), and Hammad Siddiqi (Economics).
Sadaf Ahmad (Anthropology) joined LUMS as Assistant Professor in 2006 after completing her PhD from Syracuse University. Apart from multiple articles, book chapters and other publications, Dr. Ahmad's book 'Transforming Faith: The Story of Al-Huda and Islamic Revivalism Among Urban Pakistani Women' (2009: Syracuse University Press) has been widely acclaimed internationally and she was awarded the 2009 Charles Wallace Fellowship at SOAS. Her teaching at LUMS has focused on courses in cultural anthropology, especially including gender issues.
Syed Turab Hussain (Economics) joined LUMS as a Teaching Fellow in 1997 and as as Assistant Professor in 2003 after completing his PhD at the University of Essex. He is currently the Acting Chair of the Department of Economics. Dr. Turab's area of recent research has been policy related and particularly in the area of trade policy where he has contributed significantly to national and international policy discussions. His earlier research was on migration and development. He has made major institutional contributions to LUMS and its Economics department and his teaching has focussed on development economics, international trade and economic theory.
Furrukh Khan (Literature) has been an Assistant Professor at LUMS since completing his PhD in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Kent in 2002. A dedicated and highly popular teacher, Dr. Furrukh Khan has had a high impact on the pedagogical and institutional life of LUMS. His dedication to teaching has been acknowledged consistently by his students, by international teaching collaborations, and in an array of courses he has developed on various aspects of literature and its impact on society and politics. Apart from having published scholarly chapters and papers he was also the producer of 'Stories of a Broken Self', a documentary on women's narratives of the partition of 1947.
Sikander Ahmed Shah (Law and Policy) joined LUMS as an Assistant Professor in 2004 after completing his Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from the University of Michigan Law School. His research has focused on issues of international human rights and has appeared in leading international academic journals, including a number of papers related to the legal aspects of the 'War on Terror'. He has been active as a policy practitioner and has contributed significantly to policy and law in the areas of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. He is a popular and dedicated teacher who has taught fundamental law courses as well as more specialised ones relating to his areas of expertise.
Hammad Siddiqi (Economics) joined LUMS as an Assistant Professor in 2005 after finishing his PhD from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Siddiqi is an experimental and behavioural economist and his active research portfolio also focuses on institutional economics. He has been teaching a variety of courses at LUMS in the area of corporate finance and game theory. His recent published research has looked at a range of interesting topics including the role of analogy, bargaining under ambiguity, information in pricing, etc. He also served as the Editor of the LUMS Social Science and Policy Bulletin (2010-11).
In his congratulatory email, announcing the faculty promotions from SHSSL, Dr. Najam wrote, “It has been heartening for me to review the strength of each case in the key areas of research and intellectual contribution, service to University and society, and teaching and mentoring of students. The excellence in performance and achievement that is exemplified in each of these cases is a testimony not only to these five colleagues but to the quality and dedication to profession of LUMS as an institution and all its faculty members. These promotions mark a proud moment for the institution as we have seen these talented young colleagues blossom at LUMS as scholars and teachers and excel in research, in pedagogy, and in service."