Faculty Profile

Dr. Nida Yasmeen Kirmani

Associate Professor

Department Of Humanities & Social Sciences

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.

    • Book
      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2013). Questioning ‘the Muslim Woman’: Space, Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Locality . , Routledge

    • Chapter
      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2017). ‘Development: Non-governmental Organizations: Pakistan’ . Encyclopaedia of Women and Islamic Cultures , Brill

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2017). ‘Life in a ‘No-Go Area’: Experiences of Marginalisation and Fear in Lyari’ . Publics and Counter- Publics of Violence in Karachi , Hurst

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2015). ‘Religion, Gender and Development in South Asia’ . Routledge Handbook of Religions and Development , Routledge

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2013). ‘Contentious Encounters: A Historical Comparison of the Indian and Pakistani Women’s Movements’ Relationships with Islam' . Religion, Gender and the Public Sphere , Routledge

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2013). ‘Treading a Dangerous Path? The Use of Islam in Women’s Rights Advocacy’ . Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority , Ashgate

    • Journal Articles
      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2017). ‘Resistance and Its Limits: Protesting Urban Violence in Lyari, Karachi’ . Economic and Political Weekly

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2015). ‘Fear and the City: Negotiating Everyday Life as a Young Baloch Man in Karachi’ . Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2013). ‘Strategic Engagements: Analysing the Indian and Pakistani Women’s Movements’ Relationships with Islam,’ . ASIEN: German Journal for Politics, Economy and Culture ,

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2011). ‘Beyond the Impasse: ‘Muslim Feminism(s)’ and the Indian Women’s Movement’ . Contributions to Indian Sociology

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2011). ‘Engaging with Islam to Promote Women’s Rights: Exploring Opportunities and Challenging Assumptions’ . Progress in Development Studies

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2011). ‘Re-thinking the Promotion of Women’s Rights through Islam in India’ . IDS Bulletin: Gender, Rights and Religion at the Crossroads

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2010). 'Claiming Their Space: Muslim Women-led Networks and the Women’s Movement in India' . The Journal of International Women’s Studies

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2009). ‘Deconstructing and Reconstructing ‘Muslim Women’ through Women’s Narratives’ . The Journal of Gender Studies

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2008). ‘Constructing ‘the Other’: Narrating Religious Boundaries in Zakir Nagar' . Contemporary South Asia , pp. 397-412

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2008). ‘Competing Constructions of ‘Muslim-ness’ in the South Delhi Neighbourhood of Zakir Nagar’ . The Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs , pp. 355-370

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2008). ‘Does Faith Matter? An Examination of Islamic Relief’s Work with Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons’ . Refugee Survey Quarterly , pp. 41-50

      • Kirmani, N. Y. .(2008). ‘History, Memory and Localised Constructions of Insecurity’ , pp. 57-64

Fall Semester 2017-18Independent Study1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Gender and Development1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Independent Study1701
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Divided Cities1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Introduction to Development Studies1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Introduction to Sociology1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Gender and Development1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Divided Cities1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Introduction to Sociology1501
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
  • Past Courses
    Spring Semester 2013-14Divided Cities1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Introduction to Development Studies1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Independent Study1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Introduction to Sociology1301
    Summer Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1203
    Spring Semester 2012-13Divided Cities1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Independent Study1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Introduction to Development Studies1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Introduction to Sociology1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12Understanding Social Movements1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Independent Study1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12Introduction to Sociology1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11Understanding Social Movements1002