Message from the Chair

  • Dr. Ali Raza and Dr. Ali Usman Qasmi, Associate Professors at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, have curated a first of its kind Digital Archive at LUMS. A collaboration with the Technology and Peace Initiative (TPI), the Archive is a research repository that aims a...

  • Dr. Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) at LUMS, has recently published a book titled ‘Youth and the National Narrative. Education, Terrorism and the Security State in Pakistan’. The book is a unique window into how Pakistan...

  • The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) organised its Dean’s Honour List ceremony on October 18, 2019. The event, held annually, recognises the outstanding academic achievements of students for the academic year 2018-19. Faculty members from the School also attend...

  • My classes have sustained my love for learning through the past four years at LUMS. As an Anthropology/Sociology major with a minor in Literature, I was trained how to profusely write and critically read. But most of all, I was also taught to question that what was uncritically bestowed on us, all o...

  • Rasul Bakhsh Rais (Professor, HSS) publishes article titled “Geopolitics on the Pakistan –Afghanistan Borderland: An Overview of Different Historical Phases” in Geopolitics (Vol. 24, Issue 2, Routledge 2019). For details: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14650045.2017.1359546

  • MGSHSS gave me the platform to hone my ideas and the way that I thought about and viewed the world. While I majored in Economics, I simultaneously was able to take courses in so many other disciplines that allowed me to not only expand my understanding of various fields, but also allowed me to devel...

  • Fake news or misinformation on social media platforms is a growing phenomenon in the world and can have a profound social, economic, and political impact on societies ranging from election interference, polarisation, and violence. This problem is particularly challenging in developing countries wher...

  • Making the whole country proud, the short film, Darling, directed by LUMS alum Saim Sadiq won the Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Darling, the first Pakistani film to be nominated and to have won at the Venice Film Festival, tells the story of a young boy and...

  • Sadaf Ahmad (Associate Professor, HSS) publishes chapter titled “When Emotions Become Fuel: The Passage of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation in Pakistan” in Emotions, Mobilisations and South Asian Politics. Edited by Amelie Blom and Stephanie Tawa Lama-Rewal. Routledge (2019). For details: htt...

  • Tania Saeed (Assistant Professor, HSS) publishes chapter titled “Resisting Islamophobia: Muslim Youth Activism in the UK” in Contesting Islamophobia: Anti-Muslim Prejudice in Media, Culture and Politics (I.B.Taurus 2019). The editors of this volume are P. Morey, A. Yakin, and A. Forte. For details:...

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