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Dr. Aftab Nasir
Assistant Professor
PhD - Development Studies, University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn), Germany

His research interests are post-colonial epistemologies, sociolinguistics, psychoanalysis, political sociology and development studies.


Dr. Aftab Nasir completed his PhD at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University, Germany. In his doctoral research, he explored the linguistic dimension of empowerment within the educational and judicial sectors of Pakistan.  In addition to his academic engagements, he is working as a co-convenor of a working group titled “post-colonial perspectives on Development” at European Association of Development Research and Training Institute (EADI). Furthermore, he co-manages a website on decolonial thinking that is available at:

  • Bilgen, Arda, Aftab Nasir, and Julia Schöneberg. "Why positionalities matter: reflections on power, hierarchy, and knowledges in “development” research." Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue canadienne d'études du développement (2021): 1-18.
  • Nasir, Aftab, and Katja Mielke. "Vartan bhanji-exchange practices and social (im-) mobility: Exploring the coping strategies of low-income households of different biraderis in rural Punjab." (2015).

  • HEC Overseas Scholarship Award 2012
  • Fulbright Student Exchange Award 2007

  • International Erich Fromm Society
  • Convivial Thinking