Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
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Supervisor: Prof. Sahana Udupa
Working title of the doctoral thesis: "Ethnography of online media, political cultures and Muslim identities among the Indian diaspora in the UK and Germany"
Imran Khan is PhD researcher for digital Dignity, project ONLINERPOL. His PhD research will be Ethnography of online media, political cultures and Muslim identities among the Indian diaspora in the UK and Germany.
Imran Khan has built an academic career around topics including terrorism, religion, and mobility with regards to women in South Asia specially Pakistan. He was the Country Director Seeds of Peace, Pakistan and has engaged young people especially young girls in interfaith, intersect and national integration camps, which were peacebuilding, trust building and leadership camps.
Imran holds a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from Quaid-i-Azam University, and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Punjab in Political Science and Economics. He is also a graduate of Meherghar’s human rights training course, and followed up on this training by completing Meherghar’s advanced training in human rights. Imran has also worked with UNFPA youth assembly as a young trainer.
In 2007, he won the first National Youth Award in community services, having been nominated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs. Imran led a session in the World Youth Conference held in Mexico and presented on meaningful youth participation in Kenya. He was selected as a youth speaker in an international conference on family planning held in Dakar, Senegal, and attended the Global Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia as a youth speaker.
Most recently, he received the global fellowship from GIZ and Asian Development Bank “Transforming leadership Lab: Women, Men, Power and Potential.” Imran was also part of Swedish Institute’s Young Connectors Future Fellowship, and was selected to participate in the Atlantic Council’s prestigious Emerging Leaders of Pakistan Fellowship Program during the summer of 2012.