Nichola Khan, Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton, conducts research in anthropology on violence and migration, with an emphasis on people across Afghan diasporas, and ethnic communities in Pakistan.
Her books include "Mohajir Militancy in Pakistan" (2010, London and New York, Routledge, paperback 2012), and "Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights" (2017, forthcoming, University of Toronto Press). Her edited volume "Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi" is forthcoming in 2016 with Hurst and Co. (London), and in 2017 with OUP (New York).
Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton
University of Sussex, DPhil Social Anthropology
Mental Disorder. Anthropological Insights, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Immobility, Keywords of Mobility: Critical Anthropological Engagements”. N. Salazar and K. Jayaram, eds, World in Motion Series. New York, Oxford: Berghahn, Chapter Five, 93-112.
Citysapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counter-Publics., London: Hurst & Co., and 2017, New York: Oxford University Press.
BAILY, JOHN. War, exile and the music of Afghanistan: the ethnographer's tale. xiii, 231 pp., illus., fig., bibliogr., DVD. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015. £60.00 (cloth).” Book Review. , Book Review. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 22 (2): 213-214.
1994. Political Madness, Ethics, and Story-making in Liaquatabad district in Karachi., “Cityscapes of Violence. Publics and Counter-Publics of Violence in Karachi, ed.”. London: Hurst & Co., with Oxford University Press (New York).
The taste of freedom: commensality, liminality and return amongst Afghan transnational migrants in the UK and Pakistan. , Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 20 (3): 466-485.
A moving heart: querying a singular problem of “immobility” in Afghan migration to the UK., Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness 32(6): 518-534.
From refugees to the world stage: sport, civilisation and modernity in Out of the Ashes and a UK Afghan diaspora. , South Asian Popular Culture. Special issue, sport and diaspora, 11(3): 271-285.
Between spectacle and banality: trajectories into Islamic radicalism in a Karachi neighbourhood’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 36 (3): 568-84
Are Europe’s migrants not a potential resource? Response to Bassam Tibi. , Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 11 ( 2): 324-328. Review Essay.
Violence, anti-/convention and desires for transformation amongst Pakistan's Mohajirs in Karachi., Cultural Dynamics, 22 (3) : 225-246.
Mohajir Militancy in Pakistan., London and New York: Rutledge
Grants and Contracts
Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute
Hon. Obituaries Editor. Royal Anthropological Institute