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Iftikhar H. Malik

College of Liberal Arts,, Bath Spa University

Professor Iftikhar Malik, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, teaches International History at Bath Spa University, Bath. Earlier, from 1989 to 1994, he was the Quaid-i-Azam Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Ten years back, Professor Malik was elected to the Common Room at Wolfson College, Oxford. He was a guest speaker at Hydra Summer School in 2006; in February 2015, he lectured at the University of Helsinki, and in August 2015 taught a Summer School at the University of Peloponnese. His areas of research are mainly intellectual history and politics with special reference to Modern South and Southwest Asia, the British Empire, Muslim communities in the West, and the U.S./Western-Muslim world relationship. He has published 17 books, several chapters, 75 scholarly papers and more than 230 review articles. Some of his recent volumes include: Pashtun Identity and Geopolitics in Southwest Asia: Pakistan and Afghanistan since 9/11 (London: Anthem, 2016); Pakistan: Democracy, Terror and the Building of a Nation, (London: New Holland Publishers, 2010); The History of Pakistan, (Newport/London: Greenwood Press, 2008); Crescent between Cross and Star: Muslims and the West after 9/11, (Oxford University Press, 2006); Jihad, Hindutva and the Taliban: South Asia at the Crossroads, (Oxford Univ. Press, 2005); Culture and Customs of Pakistan, (Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2006); Islam and Modernity: Muslims in Western Europe and the United States, (London, Pluto, 2004); Religious Minorities in Pakistan, (London: Minority Rights Group, 2004); Islam, Globalisation and Modernity: The Tragedy of Bosnia, (Lahore, Vanguard, 2004); Islam, Nationalism and the West: Issues of Identity in Pakistan, (Oxford & New York: St. Antony’s-Macmillan Series, 1999); State and Civil Society in Pakistan: Politics of Authority, Ideology and Ethnicity, (Oxford & New York: St. Antony’s-Macmillan Series, 1997); and, U.S.-South Asian Relations, 1940-7: American Attitude towards Pakistan Movement, (Oxford & New York: St. Antony’s-Macmillan Series, 1991).
His research papers have appeared in various international journals including Modern Asian Studies, The Journal of Asian Studies, Indo-British Review, Asian Survey, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, The Round Table, International Affairs, Asian Affairs, South Asia, Critical Muslim and Economic and Political Weekly. He has refereed manuscripts for Oxford University Press, Yale University Press, Oneworld Books, University of California Press, Routledge, Pluto, Indiana University Press, Angel Books, Hurst, and the UGI. Iftikhar has examined 40 Ph. D. theses at several international universities, and is on the editorial boards of five scholarly journals. Since 9/11, he has offered 902 interviews and lectures to world media and various public forums. Iftikhar was a visiting faculty at the universities in Barcelona, Berkeley, New York, Brussels, Athens, Helsinki and Koblenz, and trained the EU elections monitors for Pakistan in 2007-8 and 2013 besides presenting papers at British-German Forum in Berlin, and the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht. Iftikhar is often approached to serve on professorial selection boards of international universities in North America and the Sub-continent. Iftikhar has been an active participant in GW4, a consortium of universities and academies in Bath, Exeter, Cardiff and Bristol.


Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; Member Common Room, Wolfson College, Oxford.