Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Azfar Nisar

Assistant Professor

Suleman Dawood School of Business

Dr. Nisar obtained his PhD in Public Administration and Policy from Arizona State University, USA in 2016. Employing critical theoretical perspectives, his research focuses on the citizen-state relationship especially in relation to social policy, collaborative networks, and democratic governance. In his previous research, he has studied issues related to Khawaja Sira citizenship, identity management, administrative burden, social networks, and higher education governance. He plans to focus his future research on social equity, critical management studies and collaborative networks.

Dr Nisar has a trans-disciplinary educational background. He completed his Master of Public Policy and Master of Arts in International Area Studies from University of California, Berkeley in 2010. He also holds a Master of Arts in Economics from University of the Punjab and an MBBS degree from King Edward Medical College. Prior to joining LUMS, he has worked with the People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative, Gilgit Baltistan as Program Director.

His research interests include:

·       Social Policy

·       Critical Management Studies

·       Street-level bureaucracy

      • Nisar, M. (2018). Overcoming resistance to resistance in public administration: Resistance strategies of marginalized publics in citizen‐state interactions. Public Administration and Development, 38 (1), 15-25.

      • Nisar, M. (2018). (Un) Becoming a Man: Legal Consciousness of the Third Gender Category in Pakistan. Gender and Society, 32 (1), 59-81.

      • Hayter, C. & Nisar, M. (2018). Spurring vaccine development for the developing world: A collaborative governance perspective on Product Development Partnerships.. International Journal of Public Administration, 41 (1), 46-58.

      • Nisar, M. (2017). Children of a Lesser God: Administrative Burden and Social Equity in Citizen–State Interactions. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 28 (1), 104-119.

      • Nisar, M. (2017). Practitioner envy and construction of the other in public administration. Administration and Society, 49 (10), 1403-1423.

      • Nisar, M. & Maroulis, S. (2017). Foundations of relating: Theory and evidence on the formation of street-level bureaucrats' workplace networks.. Public Administration Review, 77 (6), 829-839.

      • Nisar, M. (2015). Higher education governance and performance based funding as an ecology of games. Higher Education, 69 (2), 289-302.