Faculty Profile

Dr. Ali Usman Qasmi

Associate Professor

Department Of 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
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Urdu Literary Cultures and Their History: Texts & Contexts 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Foundations of South Asian History 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Independent Study 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Introduction to Historical Studies 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 1800 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Foundations of South Asian History 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 History and Nationalism 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 The Regional Histories of Pakistan 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Introduction to Historical Studies 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Foundations of Modern South Asian History 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Summer Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14 The Regional Histories of Pakistan 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 The Regional Histories of Pakistan 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 1800 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 1800 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Resistance, Reform & Revolution: Islamic Movements Since 1800 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Foundations of Modern South Asian History 1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Foundations of South Asian History 1102