Faculty Profile

Dr. Ali Khan

Associate Professor

Department Of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ali Khan is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. His research interests vary from labour issues, particularly child and bonded labour to popular culture in Pakistan focusing particularly on cinema and sports. He has previously worked in Washington and in Islamabad for the World Bank's South Asia Region and with the International Labour Organisation primarily on projects related to child and bonded labour. Ali Khan's book Representing Children: Power, Policy and the Discourse on Child Labour in the Football Manufacturing Industry of Pakistan was published in October 2007 by Oxford University Press. He is also the General Editor for a series of books on Sociology and Anthropology in Pakistan. Four of these volumes have been published. Two more are due shortly. Ali Khan is currently undertaking research on the Pakistani Film industry and cricket and society in Pakistan. He has an MPhil and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in England.

    • Book
      • Khan, A. .(2013). Urban Issues . Urban Issues , Oxford University Press

      • Khan, A. .(2012). Cricket Cauldron . Cricket Cauldron , IB Tauris

      • Khan, A. .(2010). Islam and Society in Pakistan: Anthropological Perspectives . Islam and Society in Pakistan: Anthropological Perspectives , Oxford University Press

      • Khan, A. .(2010). Pakistani Women: Multiple Locations and Competing Narratives . Pakistani Women: Multiple Locations and Competing Narratives , Oxford University Press

      • Khan, A. .(2010). Shaping A Nation: An Examination of Education in Pakistan . Shaping A Nation: An Examination of Education in Pakistan , Oxford University Press

      • Khan, A. .(2008). Pakistani Diasporas – Culture, Conflict and Change . Pakistani Diasporas – Culture, Conflict and Change , Oxford University Press

      • Khan, A. .(2007). Power, Policy and the Discourse on Child Labour in the Football Manufacturing Indusy of Sialkot . Power, Policy and the Discourse on Child Labour in the Football Manufacturing Industry of Sialkot , Oxford University Press

    • Book Section/chapter
      • Khan, A. .(2014). Power and Authority in the Field . Fieldwork in South Asia , Sage

      • Khan, A. .(2013). Urban Issues . Skill vs. Scale - The Transformation of Traditional Occupations in the Androon Shehr , Oxford University Press

      • Khan, A. .(2009). Bonded Labour in Pakistan: Recruitment And Wage Systems In Selected Sectors . Forced Labour, Beate Andrees and Patrick Belser (eds), , Lynne Reinner Press

    • Journal Articles
      • Khan, A. .(2014). Pakistani Cinema Special Issue . Pakistani Cinema Special Issue, Bioscope , Sage

      • Khan, A. .(2014). Pakistani Film Poster Art . Pakistani Cinema Special Issue , Sage

      • Khan, A. .(2010). History and Anthropology . Discourses on childhood: policy-making with regard to child labor in the context of competing cultural and economic perceptions , Taylor and Francis

      • Khan, A. .(2010). Cultural Dynamics . Footballs, Carpets and Bangles – Advances without Bondage , Sage

      • Khan, A. .(2010). Third Text . • From Zinda Laash to Zibahkhana: horror and violence in Pakistani cinema' , Routledge

      • Khan, A. .(2002). Light at the End of the Tunnel . Cambridge Anthropology , Berghahn

      • Khan, A. Perceptions, Views and Images . Oriental Anthropologist ,

    • Report
      • Khan, A. .(2004). The opium trade in Afghanistan . South Asia Vice-President’s Office, World Bank , World Bank

      • Khan, A. .(2002). Bonded Labour in Selected Sectors of Pakistan . Working Paper for the International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 2002 , ILO

    • Research Paper
      • Khan, A. .(2004). Wordl Bank Working Paper . incorporation of forced and child labour concerns in to the World Bank’s Social Development Strategy for South Asia. , World Bank

  • Case Study
    • Publication title: Child Stitchers in Sialkot’s Football Industry

      Publisher:

      Publication Name: Financial Times

      Publication Date: 2003-02-06

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Spring Semester 2017-18Swimming for Beginners1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Senior Project1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Independent Study1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Introduction to Cultural Anthropology1702
Fall Semester 2017-18Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Senior Project1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Independent Study1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion1701
Summer Semester 2016-17Living Theory1603
Summer Semester 2016-17Directed Research Project1603
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Introduction to Cultural Anthropology1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Qualitative Research Methods1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Introduction to Development Studies1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Qualitative Research Methods1501
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Independent Study1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Independent Study1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Independent Study1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Qualitative Research Methods1401
  • Past Courses
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    Summer Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Qualitative Research Methods1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Anthropology of Globalization1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Independent Study1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Anthropology of Globalization1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Independent Study1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Independent Study1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Independent Study1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Introduction to Cultural Anthropology1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12Senior Project II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Independent Study1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Independent Study1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12Introduction to Development Studies1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Senior Project I1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11Cinema & Society: A History of Pakistani Cinema1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Senior Project I1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11Independent Study1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11Introduction to Cultural Anthropology1001
    Summer Semester 2009-10Independent Study903
    Summer Semester 2009-10Independent Study903
    Spring Semester 2009-10Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion902
    Fall Semester 2009-10Introduction to Cultural Anthropology901
    Summer Qtr 2008-09Senior Project804
    Summer Qtr 2008-09Independent Study804
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Senior Project803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Independent Study803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Independent Study803
    Winter Qtr 2008-09Independent Study802
    Winter Qtr 2008-09Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion802
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09SS Independent Study I801
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09Anthropology of Bonded Labour801
    Summer Qtr 2007-08SS Independent Study I704
    Spring Qtr 2007-08Qualitative Research Methods703
    Spring Qtr 2007-08Independent Study II703
    Spring Qtr 2007-08SS Independent Study I703
    Winter Qtr 2007-08Social Sciences Senior Project II702
    Winter Qtr 2007-08Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion702
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08Independent Study II701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08SS Independent Study I701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08Anthropology of Bonded Labour701
    Spring Qtr 2006-07Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion603
    Winter Qtr 2006-07Social Sciences Senior Project II602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07Social Sciences Senior Project602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07Applied Research Methods602
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07Anthropology of Bonded Labour601
    Summer Qtr 2005-06Social Sciences Senior Project II504
    Spring Qtr 2005-06Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion503
    Winter Qtr 2005-06Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion502
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06Anthropology of Bonded Labour501
    Summer Qtr 2004-05Community Based Learning404
    Spring Qtr 2004-05Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and Religion403
    Winter Qtr 2004-05Anthropological Perspective on Child & Bonded Labour402