Kamran Asdar Ali

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03 Mar

Kamran Asdar Ali is a Professor of Anthropology, Middle East Studies, and Asian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. He is an expert on issues pertaining to health and gender, ethnicity, class politics, sexuality, and popular culture and has conducted field research in Pakistan, Egypt, and Mexico. He has authored and edited numerous journal articles and books including Gendering Urban Space in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa (2008) (in which he was co-editor), Comparing Cities: the Middle East and South Asia (2009), Gender, Politics, and Performance in South Asia (2015) and Communism in Pakistan: Politics and Class Activism 1947-1972 (2015).

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The Partition of Identity (POI) project examines the Bengali community in Pakistan. Estimates suggest that there are between 2.8 – 3 million members of this group living in Pakistan, but in reality, the numbers are likely to be much higher.

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