Laila Bushra (Assistant Professor) has a Bachelor of Science (honors) degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Lahore University of Managements Sciences (LUMS). Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Her fields of interest have been Political Economy and Historical Sociology. Laila Bushra has been working as a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Humanities and Social Science at LUMS since September 2006. Her taught courses include Global Cities, A.D. 1300-2000, Introduction to Sociology, Comparative Sociology of Religious Fundamentalism, Classical Social Theory, and Africa in the World-System.