Nida Kirmani is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is also Faculty Director of the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative. Nida has published widely on issues related to gender, Islam, women’s movements, development and urban studies in India and Pakistan. She completed her PhD in 2007 from the University of Manchester in Sociology. Her book, Questioning ‘the Muslim Woman’: Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality, was published in 2013 by Routledge. Her current research focuses on urban violence, gender and insecurity in the area of Lyari in Karachi.
Kirmani, N. (2020). "Can Fun Be Feminist? Gender, Space and Mobility in Lyari, Karachi". South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, (2), 319-331, doi:10.1080/00856401.2020.1716533.
Kirmani, N. & Gayer, L. (2020). 'What You See is What You Get': Local Journalism and the Search of Truth in Lyari, Karachi'. Modern Asian Studies.
Kirmani, N. & Khan, A. (2018). 'Moving beyond the Binary: Gender-based Activism in Pakistan'. Feminist Dissent.
Kirmani, N. (2017). 'Resistance and Its Limits: Protesting Urban Violence in Lyari, Karachi'. Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (7).
Kirmani, N. (2017). 'Sociology from Pakistan: Economic Participation and Violence against Women'. Global Dialogue Magazine of International Sociological Association, 7 (2).
Kirmani, N. (2015). 'Fear and the City: Negotiating Everyday Life as a Young Baloch Man in Karachi'. Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, 58 (5), 732-755, doi:10.1163/15685209-12341389.
Kirmani, N. (2013). 'Strategic Engagements: Analyzing the Indian and Pakistani Women's Movements' Relationships with Islam'. ASEIN: German Journal for Politics, Economy and Culture.
Kirmani, N. (2012). 'The Role of Religious Values and Beliefs in Charitable and Development Organisations in Karachi and Sindh'. Development in Practice, 22 (5-6), 735-748, doi:10.1080/09614524.2012.685867.
Kirmani, N. (2011). 'Beyond the Impasse: 'Muslim Feminism(s)' and the Indian Women's Movement'. Contributions to Indian Sociology, 45 (1), 1-26, doi:10.1177/006996671004500101.
Kirmani, N. (2011). 'Engaging with Islam to Promote Women's Rights: Exploring Opportunities and Challenging Assumptions'. Progress in Development Studies, 11 (2), 87-99, doi:10.1177/146499341001100201.
Kirmani, N. (2011). 'Re-thinking the Promotion of Women's Rights through Islam in India'. IDS Bulletin, 42 (1), doi:10.1111/j.1759-5436.2011.00201.x.
Kirmani, N. (2009). 'From Symbolic Victims to Political Agents'. Seminar, (602), 38-42.
Kirmani, N. (2009). 'Deconstructing and Reconstructing 'Muslim Women' through Women's Narratives'. Journal of Gender Studies, The, 18 (1), 47-62, doi:10.1080/09589230802584253.
Kirmani, N. (2009). 'Claiming Their Space: Muslim Women-led Networks and the Women's Movement in India'. Journal of International Women's Studies, The, 11 (1), 71-85.
Kirmani, N. (2008). 'History, Memory and Localized Constructions of Insecurity'. Economic and Political Weekly, 43 (10), 57-64.
Kirmani, N. (2008). 'Does Faith Matter? An Examination of Islamic Relief's Work with Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons'. Refugee Survey Quarterly, 27 (2), 41-50, doi:10.1093/rsq/hdn032.
Kirmani, N. (2008). 'Competing Constructions of 'Muslim-ness' in the South Delhi Neighbourhood of Zakir Nagar'. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, The, 28 (3), 355-370, doi:10.1080/13602000802547989.
Kirmani, N. (2008). 'Constructing 'the Other': Narrating Religious Boundaries in Zakir Nagar'. Contemporary South Asia, 16 (4), 397-412, doi:10.1080/09584930802472756.
Kirmani, N. (2020). Inside/Outside/In-between: On the Discomfort of Shifting Locations as a Border-Crossing Academic, Published. Achla Tandon, Gopi Tripathy and Rashi Bhargava (Eds.), Understanding the Social Scientist: Personal Narratives, Social Forces, and Negotiations in South Asia, Routledge.
Kirmani, N. (2018). Earning as Empowerment?: The Relationship between Paid Work and Domestic Violence in Lyari, Karachi, Published. Nazia Hussein (Eds.), Rethinking New Womanhood: Practices of Gender, Class, Culture and Religion in South Asia, (pp. 169-187), Palgrave.
Kirmani, N. & Arshad, O. (2017). Development: Non-governmental Organizations: Pakistan, Published. Suad Joseph (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Brill.
Kirmani, N. (2017). Life in a 'No-Go Area': Experiences of Marginalisation and Fear in Lyari, Published. Publics and Counter-Publics of Violence in Karachi, Hurst.
Kirmani, N. & Bradley, T. (2015). Religion, Gender and Development in South Asia, Published. Emma Tomalin (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on Religions and Global Development, (pp. 215-230), Routledge.
Kirmani, N. (2013). Treading a Dangerous Path? The Use of Islam in Women's Rights Advocacy, Published. Carool Kersten (Eds.), Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority, Ashgate/Avebury.
Kirmani, N. (2013). Contentious Encounters: A Historical Comparison of the Indian and Pakistani Women's Movements' Relationships with Islam, Published. Niamh Riley and Stacey Scriver (Eds.), Religion, Gender and the Public Sphere, (pp. 197-207), Routledge.
Kirmani, N. (2006). Rusholme, Published. Nasreen Ali, Virinder Kalra, and S. Sayyid (Eds.), A Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain, Hurst.
Kirmani, N. (2019). Marginalization, Contestation and Change in South Asian Cities.
Kirmani, N. (2013). Questioning 'the Muslim Woman': Space, Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Locality, Routledge.