Current Positions: Assistant Professor of History, and B.A. (Hons.) Program Coordinator, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan (since 2011). Previously: Lecturer, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada (2007-2010).
Research Interest: Contemporary Chinese and Central Asian History and Political Economy; Inter-Asian Connections; Informal Economy; Markets, Merchants and Mobilities; Transition from Communism.
|2006-2008||Visiting Scholar, Munk Centre for International Studies, Toronto, Canada|
|2006||Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada|
|2003||Visiting Scholar, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, PRC|
|1998||Master of Arts (BA) Hons., History, McGill University, Montreal, Canada|
|1996||Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons., History, McGill University, Montreal, Canada|
- 2016 Kyrgyzstan’s Dordoi and Kara-Suu Bazaars: Mobility, Globalization and Survival in Two Central Asian Markets, in Globalizations, DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2016.1201323; To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2016.1201323
- 2013 Markets, Merchants and the State: Informality, Transnationality and Spatial Imaginaries in the Revival of Central Eurasian Trade, in Critical Asian Studies 45, no. 3: 459-480.
- 2012 From Pastoral Nomadism to Shuttle Trading: A Long View of Commerce and Modernity Along the Sino-Central Asian Border, in Material Culture, Language and Religion in Central and Inner Asia, edited by Michael Gervers and Gillian Long, 201-212. Toronto: Asian Institute.
- 2009 The New Silk Road Diplomacy: China’s Central Asian Foreign Policy Since the Cold War. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Other: Fieldwork in China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Northern Pakistan