Yaqoob Khan Bangash
Dr Yaqoob Khan Bangash is a historian of Modern South Asia. His current research interests lie in the emergence of Pakistan as a post-colonial state, with broader interests in decolonisation, modern state formation, formation of identities, and the emergence of ethnic and identity-based conflicts. Dr Bangash is the author of “A Princely Affair: Accession and Integration of Princely States in Pakistan, 1947-55” (OUP, 2015). From 2016-18, Dr Bangash was the Director of the Punjab Archives Digitisation Project, which aimed to make accessible the vast archive in the Punjab spanning over 300 years. In 2016, Dr Bangash founded the first academic literary festival in Pakistan, the Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest. Dr Bangash has received several grants and honours including a Research Excellence Fellowship at the Central European University (2019), the Chevening Fellowship to Oxford University (2019), a British Academy Visiting Fellowship at Royal Holloway, University of London (2018), Senior Fellowship at the Religious Freedom Institute (2017), the David M. Stowe Research Fellowship at Yale (2017), and the American Academy of Religion Collaborative Grant (2017), and the Fellowship of the Presbyterian Historical Society (2015). He also regularly writes for ‘The News’, ‘Daily Times’, ‘The Express Tribune’ and other newsmedia. Dr Bangash completed his BA from the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA, and his DPhil from the University of Oxford. Currently, he is Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Governance and Global Studies, at Information Technology University, Lahore, Pakistan.