Dr Layli Uddin joined the School of Politics and IR at QMUL as Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, and Lecturer in Politics and International Relations of South Asia, in September 2021. She is a political and social historian of modern South Asia, bringing together interdisciplinary questions on religion, class and mass politics. Her research reconstructs subaltern political thought and movements in the context of decolonisation, state-formation and the Cold War. Her broader interests are in liberation theologies and subaltern geopolitics in the Global South. Before joining Queen Mary, she was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London (2020-2021), Postdoctoral Fellow at Lahore University of Management Sciences (2019), and Curator of Two Centuries of Indian Print at the British Library (2016-2018). Dr Uddin completed her PhD in History at Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2016. Her dissertation explored the political mobilisation of subaltern classes in the making and unmaking of Pakistan from the 1930s up to 1971. She is currently working on her first book based on the PhD, Land of Eternal Eid: Making and Unmaking Pakistan, 1930s-1971. She is on the advisory board of Jamhoor, a critical left media organisation; Bangladesh on Record, a digital archive project; and for Lokayoto Bidyaloy, a campaign and advocacy group in Bangladesh.
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