Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Dr. Ahmed Usman


Associate Professor
Dr. Ahmed Usman

Dr. Ahmed Usman is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore. He holds a PhD in Sociology from University of Leeds, UK (2012) and Masters in Sociology (Gold Medal) from University of the Punjab, Lahore (2003). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Warwick, UK (2018) and Scholar-in-residence at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University, USA (2016). Dr. Usman started his teaching career as Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of the Punjab, Lahore in 2004. His research interests are interdisciplinary and include intersection of caste, gender and violence, sociology of health and illness, and political sociology. He has published more than 50 research papers in diverse areas in different HEC recognized and impact factor peer-reviewed journals that include international high reputed journals such as BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Journal of Family Violence, Computers in Human Behavior, Anthropological Notebooks, The Anthropologist, and Iranian Journal of Public Health. He has presented his research work in more than 30 national and international conferences in different parts of the world including some prestigious scholarly platforms such as Asian Studies Annual Conference and Annual Conference on South Asia at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. His teaching focuses upon qualitative research methods that he teaches at PhD, MPhil, MSc, and BS (honors) levels. Parallel to this, Dr. Usman teaches the courses on global studies, culture and development, gender studies and cultural anthropology. He is currently involved in consultancy work with the World Bank in the area of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation in the context of infrastructure development projects in Pakistan. Dr. Usman has the experience of working with other national and international organizations including International Labor Organization (ILO), The Deutsche Gesellschaft Fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany, and Population Council Pakistan on different operational research projects. He is the approved PhD supervisor of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) and has supervised 7 PhD, 150 MPhil and 135 MA/BS (honors) theses during his teaching career at University of the Punjab, Lahore.

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