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Research interests

 

I am a Reader in Anthropology and Psychology in the School of Applied Social Science. The cornerstone of my research has been the production of monographs and publications in three related fields: violence and conflict in Pakistan’s megacity of Karachi; transnational Afghan refugee migration and mobility in urban Britain; mental disorder and psychosocial intervention. My books include ‘Mohajir Militancy in Pakistan’ (2010, 2012, Routledge), ‘Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi’ (2017, Oxford University Press; Hurst & Co.); and ‘Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights’ (2017, University of Toronto Press). I am currently completing a fourth monograph entitled ‘Arc of the Journeymen: Afghan Migrants in England’. I am also conducting ANRS funded research on illegal Pakistani migrants’ with HIV and Hepatitis in Paris. I am actively looking for Phd students in the broad areas of refugee and irregular migration, mobility, and mental distress and disorder, spanning the geography of South and South-East Asia, and Europe.

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sussex

30 Sep 200330 Jun 2008

External positions

Hon. Obituaries Editor, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

1 Sep 2015 → …

Manuscripts & Archives Committee, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Keywords

  • GN Anthropology
  • Migration mobilities Pakistan Afghanistan violence war conflict
  • refugees
  • BF Psychology
  • anthropology of mental illness and disorder

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Research Output 2009 2018

Return of the Renegade: Mustafa Kamal

Khan, N., 1 Jul 2018, 2 p. Karachi

Research output: Other contributionResearchpeer-review

Sex, Immorality and Policy in the Islamic Republic.

Khan, N., 10 Apr 2018

Research output: Other contributionResearchpeer-review

Pakistan
gender

Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Khan, N. (ed.), 1 Jun 2017, London. 224 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - editedResearchpeer-review

violence
press censorship
religious movement
cosmopolitanism
oral history

Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond. By Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran. pp. 267. London, C. Hurst and Co., 2016

Khan, N., 18 Oct 2017, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Open Access
File

1994. Political Madness, Ethics, and Story-making in Liaquatabad district in Karachi

Khan, N., 1 Nov 2016, Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics. Khan, N. (ed.). London

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearch

Activities 2008 2019

  • 6 Membership of professional body
  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Publication Peer-review

Public Anthropologist (Journal)

Nichola Khan (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Current Anthropology (Journal)

Nichola Khan (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (External organisation)

Nichola Khan (Chair)
20152019

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body

British Psychological Society (External organisation)

Nichola Khan (Chair)
2010

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body

American Anthropological Association (External organisation)

Nichola Khan (Chair)
2010

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body