Faculty Profile

Dr. Ali Usman Qasmi

Assistant Professor

Humanities & Social Sciences

Usman Qasmi is Assistant Professor (History) at the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law since January 2012. He received his PhD from the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University in March 2009. Before joining LUMS, he was a Newton Fellow for Post Doctoral research at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He has published extensively in reputed academic journals such as Modern Asian Studies, The Muslim World and The Oxford Journal of Islamic Studies. He has recently published a monograph titled Questioning the Authority of the Past: The Ahl al-Qur’an Movements in the Punjab (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011). Besides these, he has co-edited a volume on Muhammad Iqbal titled Revisioning Iqbal as a Poet and Muslim Political Thinker (Heidelberg: Draupadi, 2010; Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011). Dr. Qasmi is also a visiting research fellow in History at the Royal Holloway College, University of London.

    • Journal - ERA
      • Qasmi, A. U. .(2014). Isna Ashari and Ismaili Shiism in Modern South Asia . Journal of Royal Asiatic Society , University of Cambridge
    • Book
      • Qasmi, A. U. .(2014). The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan . , Anthem Press
TitleSemesterCode
Independent StudyFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IFall Semester 2014-151401
Foundations of Modern South Asian HistoryFall Semester 2014-151401
Introduction to Historical StudiesFall Semester 2014-151401
Independent StudySpring Semester 2014-151402
Independent StudySpring Semester 2014-151402
The Regional Histories of PakistanSpring Semester 2014-151402
Senior Project IIFall Semester 2015-161501
History and NationalismSpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IFall Semester 2016-171601
Foundations of South Asian HistorySpring Semester 2016-171602
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2016-171602
Independent StudySpring Semester 2016-171602
Independent StudySpring Semester 2016-171602
Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 1800Fall Semester 2017-181701
Introduction to Historical StudiesFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Foundations of South Asian HistorySpring Semester 2011-121102
    Foundations of Modern South Asian HistoryFall Semester 2012-131201
    Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 1800Fall Semester 2012-131201
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2012-131202
    Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 1800Spring Semester 2012-131202
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2013-141301
    Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 1800Fall Semester 2013-141301
    The Regional Histories of PakistanFall Semester 2013-141301
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Senior Project ISpring Semester 2013-141302
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2013-141302
    The Regional Histories of PakistanSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Senior Project IISummer Semester 2013-141303