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

Semester Title Code
Fall Semester 2017-18 Independent Study 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Gender and Development 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Independent Study 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Divided Cities 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Introduction to Development Studies 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Introduction to Sociology 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Gender and Development 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Divided Cities 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Introduction to Sociology 1501
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Divided Cities 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Introduction to Development Studies 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Introduction to Sociology 1301
    Summer Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1203
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Divided Cities 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Introduction to Development Studies 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Introduction to Sociology 1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Understanding Social Movements 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Independent Study 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Introduction to Sociology 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Understanding Social Movements 1002