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

TitleSemesterCode
Qualitative Research MethodsFall Semester 2014-151401
Independent StudyFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IIFall Semester 2014-151401
Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and ReligionSpring Semester 2014-151402
Independent StudySpring Semester 2014-151402
Independent StudySpring Semester 2014-151402
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2014-151402
Qualitative Research MethodsFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Introduction to Development StudiesSpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Qualitative Research MethodsFall Semester 2016-171601
Senior Project IFall Semester 2016-171601
Introduction to Cultural AnthropologySpring Semester 2016-171602
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2016-171602
Directed Research ProjectSummer Semester 2016-171603
Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and ReligionFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Anthropological Perspective on Child & Bonded LabourWinter Qtr 2004-05402
    Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and ReligionSpring Qtr 2004-05403
    Community Based LearningSummer Qtr 2004-05404
    Anthropology of Bonded LabourAutumn Qtr 2005-06501
    Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and ReligionWinter Qtr 2005-06502
    Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and ReligionSpring Qtr 2005-06503
    Social Sciences Senior Project IISummer Qtr 2005-06504
    Anthropology of Bonded LabourAutumn Qtr 2006-07601
    Applied Research MethodsWinter Qtr 2006-07602
    Social Sciences Senior ProjectWinter Qtr 2006-07602
    Social Sciences Senior Project IIWinter Qtr 2006-07602
    Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and ReligionSpring Qtr 2006-07603
    Anthropology of Bonded LabourAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
    SS Independent Study IAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
    Independent Study IIAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
    Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and ReligionWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    Social Sciences Senior Project IIWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    SS Independent Study ISpring Qtr 2007-08703
    Independent Study IISpring Qtr 2007-08703
    Qualitative Research MethodsSpring Qtr 2007-08703
    SS Independent Study ISummer Qtr 2007-08704
    Anthropology of Bonded LabourAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
    SS Independent Study IAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
    Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and ReligionWinter Qtr 2008-09802
    Independent StudyWinter Qtr 2008-09802
    Independent StudySpring Qtr 2008-2009803
    Independent StudySpring Qtr 2008-2009803
    Senior ProjectSpring Qtr 2008-2009803
    Independent StudySummer Qtr 2008-09804
    Senior ProjectSummer Qtr 2008-09804
    Introduction to Cultural AnthropologyFall Semester 2009-10901
    Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and ReligionSpring Semester 2009-10902
    Independent StudySummer Semester 2009-10903
    Independent StudySummer Semester 2009-10903
    Introduction to Cultural AnthropologyFall Semester 2010-111001
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2010-111001
    Senior Project ISpring Semester 2010-111002
    Cinema & Society: A History of Pakistani CinemaSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2011-121101
    Introduction to Development StudiesFall Semester 2011-121101
    Ritual & Belief: Witchcraft, Magic and ReligionSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2011-121102
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2011-121102
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2011-121102
    Introduction to Cultural AnthropologyFall Semester 2012-131201
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2012-131201
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2012-131202
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2012-131202
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2012-131202
    Senior Project ISpring Semester 2012-131202
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2012-131202
    Anthropology of GlobalizationSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2013-141301
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2013-141301
    Anthropology of GlobalizationFall Semester 2013-141301
    Qualitative Research MethodsSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Senior Project ISpring Semester 2013-141302
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2013-141302
    Senior Project IISummer Semester 2013-141303