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
SemesterTitleCode
Fall Semester 2017-18Introduction to Historical Studies1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 18001701
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Foundations of South Asian History1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Spring Semester 2015-16History and Nationalism1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1501
Spring Semester 2014-15The Regional Histories of Pakistan1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Independent Study1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Independent Study1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Introduction to Historical Studies1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Foundations of Modern South Asian History1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Independent Study1401
  • Past Courses
    SemesterTitleCode
    Summer Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14The Regional Histories of Pakistan1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14The Regional Histories of Pakistan1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 18001301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 18001202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Independent Study1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 18001201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Foundations of Modern South Asian History1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12Foundations of South Asian History1102