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Jan, Najeeb A Lecturer


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  • I am interested in cartographies of power and more specifically with understanding the nature of political space in the contemporary Muslim world. My research focuses on political Islam, the military and civil society in Pakistan. I am concerned with understanding contemporary forms of violence in relation to broader questions of democracy, secularism, militarization, security/governmentality, neoliberalism, biopolitics, sovereignty and the postcolonial condition. In addition to questions of political geography, my current research is focusing on developing a theoretical and philosophical approach to the political which I call “critical ontology”; a postfoundational paradigm which draws extensively on the work of figures like Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben.


  • Political Islam, Pakistan, South Asia, Muslim World, Postcolonial Geography, Poststructuralism, Biopolitics, Critical Ontology



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