Ali Usman Qasmi, Associate Professor (History) at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, joined LUMS in January 2012. He received his PhD from the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University in March 2009. Before joining LUMS, he was a Newton Fellow for post doctoral research at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He has published extensively in reputed academic journals such as Modern Asian Studies and Journal of Islamic Studies. He is the author of Questioning the Authority of the Past: The Ahl al-Qur’an Movements in the Punjab (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011). His second monograph, The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan (London: Anthem Press, 2014), was the recipient of Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) Peace Prize in 2015. Dr. Qasmi has co-edited several edited volumes as well, which include Revisioning Iqbal as a Poet and Muslim Political Thinker (Heidelberg: Draupadi, 2010), The Shi‘a in Modern South Asia: Religion, History and Politics (New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Muslims against the Muslim League: Critiques of the Ideas of Pakistan (New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Qasmi, A. (2020). "Symbolic Redemption, Retributive Justice: The Significance of Anti-Colonial Iconoclasm as Radical Politics". Radical History Review.

Qasmi, A. (In Press 2018). "A Master Narrative for the History of Pakistan: Tracing the Origins of an Ideological Agenda". Modern Asian Studies.

Qasmi, A. (2017). "Identity Formation through National Calendar: Holidays and Commemorations in Pakistan". Nations and Nationalism, 23 (3), 620-641, doi:10.1111/nana.12310.

Qasmi, A. (2016). "Textbooks for History and Urdu in Punjab: Transiting from the Colonial to the Post-Colonial Period".. South Asia Chronicle, 6, 229-255.

Qasmi, A. (2010). "God's Kingdom on Earth?: The Politics of Islam in Pakistan, 1947-69". Modern Asian Studies, 44 (6), 1197-1253, doi:10.1017/S0026749X09000134.

Qasmi, A. (2009). "Islamic Universalism: the 'Amritsarī' Version of Ahl al-Qur'ān". Journal for Islamic Studies, 20 (2), 159-187, doi:10.1093/jis/etn060.

Qasmi, A. (2009). "Towards a New Prophetology: Maulvī 'Abdullah Chakrālavī's Ahl al-Qur'ān Movement". Muslim World, The, 99 (1), 155-180, doi:10.1111/j.1478-1913.2009.01259.x.

Qasmi, A. (2017). "Differentiating between Pakistan and Napak-istan: Maulana Abul Ala Maududi's Critique of the Muslim League and Muhammad Ali Jinnah", Published. Ali Usman Qasmi and Megan Eaton Robb (Eds.), Muslims Against the Muslim League: Critiques of the Idea of Pakistan, Cambridge University Press.

Qasmi, A. & Robb, M. (2017). "Introduction", Published. Ali Usman Qasmi and Megan Eaton Robb (Eds.), Muslims Against the Muslim League: Critiques of the Idea of Pakistan, Cambridge University Press.

Qasmi, A. (2011). "Where the Twain Did Meet: The Genealogy of Muhammad Iqbal's Intellectual and Poetic Genius", Published. Gita Dharampal-Frick, Ali Usman Qasmi and Katia Rostetter (Eds.), Revisioning Iqbal as a Poet and Muslim Political Thinker, Oxford University Press.

Qasmi, A. & Robb, M. (2017). Muslims Against the Muslim League: Critiques of the Idea of Pakistan, Cambridge University Press.

Qasmi, A. & Jones, J. (2015). The Shi'a in Modern South Asia: Religion, History and Politics, Cambridge University Press.

Qasmi, A., Dharampal-Frick, G. & Rotstetter, K. (2010). Revisioning Iqbal as a Poet and Muslim Political Thinker, Oxford University Press.

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Qasmi, A. (2017). "Making Ahmadis Legible: Texts and Practices of State and Law in Pakistan". Entanglements of Law and Religion in South Asia, South Asian Studies Annual Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America.

Qasmi, A. (2016). "Identity Formation through National Calendar: Holidays and Commemorations in Pakistan". An Intellectual History for Pakistan, St. Antony College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Qasmi, A. (2016). "The History of Historiography in Pakistan". Reimagining Muslim Pasts, organized by Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC),Sabanci University Centre, Istanbul, Turkey.

Qasmi, A. (2015). "A National History for Pakistan: Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi (1903-81) and the Genealogy of the 'Master Narrative'". St. Antony College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Qasmi, A. (2015). "Tracing the Origins of an Ideological Agenda: Ishtiaq Husain Qureshi and the Writing of History in Pakistan". The Postcolonial Moment, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America.

Qasmi, A. (2010). "Mullahs and the Modernists: Munir Report's (1954) Discourse on an Islamic State in Pakistan". Research Seminar Series, Royal Holloway College, University of London, London, United Kingdom.

Qasmi, A. (2010). "State Violence vs Street Violence: Punjab Disturbances of 1953". Punjab Research Group, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Qasmi, A. (2010). "Nations and Commemorations: Public Holidays in Pakistan". From Subjects to Citizens: Society and the Everyday State in Indian and Pakistan, 1947-1964, Royal Asiatic Society, London, United Kingdom.

Qasmi, A. (2010). "Understanding Iqbal as a Creative Artist". The Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Qasmi, A. (2006). "Towards a New Prophetology: The Ahl al-Qur'an Movements in the Punjab". 19th European Conference of Modern South Asia Studies, University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands.