EXPERTS ON KASHMIR

Understanding the politics of Kashmir poses a great challenge given the amount of misinformation, state funded propaganda, and vitriolic discourse that depicts Kashmiris as "treasonous terrorists" creating instability and grief for the "peaceful" country of India.  Rather than own up to its illegal authoritarian, colonial campaign in Kashmir, the Indian government continues to portray itself both as Kashmir's benevolent savior and as a victim of Pakistan-backed border violence, thus justify its alarming military crusade.

 

Fortunately, a growing body of academics, policy analysts, journalists, artists, filmmakers, and activists have engaged in in-depth research and analysis of Kashmir from several interdisciplinary vantage points. 

Journalists can reach out to these individuals for quotes, opinion pieces, radio shows, podcasts, TV interviews, and more. 

Organizers and community activists may reach out to organize events, talks, panels, and conferences.

MOHAMAD JUNAID

Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts

 

@mjunaidr


Anthropology, Militarization, Political Subjectivity.

 

Massachusetts, USA

 

ATHER ZIA

Assistant Professor of Anthropology. University of North Colorado.

 

@aziakashmir


Political anthropology, Gender, Activism, Poetry.

 

Boulder, Colorado, USA

 

NITASHA KAUL

Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations. University of Westminister in London.

 

@nitashakaul


Indian Nationalism, Gender and Identity, Hindutva.

London, UK

MIRZA WAHEED

Journalist, Novelist.

@MirzaWaheed


Politics, Literature, Current Events.

 

London, UK

HAFSA KANJWAL

Assistant Professor of History.
Lafayette College.

kanjwalh@lafayette.edu


Kashmiri History, Youth Mobilization, Muslim Identity.

 

New Jersey, USA

MONA BHAN

Associate Professor, Syracuse University. Syracuse University.


@bhanbrogmo


Ladakh, Borders, Ethnography, Infrastructure, Ecology.

 

Syracuse, USA

INSHAH MALIK

Assistant Professor, Kardan University. 

 

@InshahMalik


Gender, Protest, Literature and Identity.

 

Afghanistan

HUMA DAR

Lecturer. University of Berkeley.

 

@baalegibreel

 

Decolonization, Resistance.

 

Berkeley, CA, USA

UZMA FALAK

PhD Student. University of Heidelberg.

 

@Uzma_falak

 

Gender, Memory, Poetry.

 

Germany

DEEPTI MISRI

Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies. University of Colorado, Boulder.

 

Deepti.Misri@Colorado.edu


Gender, Violence,Representation.

 

Boulder, Colorado, USA

BINISH AHMED

PhD Candidate, Kashmir Gulposh
Ryerson University.


@binishahmed


Indigenous sovereignty, Self-determination, Government.

 

Toronto, Canada

GOWHAR FAZILI

Sociologist.
University of Delhi.

 

gowhar.fazili@gmail.com

 

Political subjectivities, Masculinity.

 

New Delhi, India

ZAINAB RAMAHI

Lawyer

@falastinikoor


Article 370/35A, India/Israel, Kashmir/Palestine.

 

California, USA

SAMREEN MUSHTAQ

Researcher, Freelance writer

@Samreen_mushtaq

 

Gender, Histories of Dispossession.

 

New Delhi, India

TAHIR FIRAZ

Researcher

 

@TahirFiraz

Political Violence , Youth resistance.

FARHAN MUJAHID CHAK

Associate Professor of International

Affairs. Qatar University.
 

@fchak


Kashmir and International Affairs.

Qatar

NOSHEEN ALI

Assistant Professor.
Aga Khan University.


@nosheenali


Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

 

Pakistan

HALEY DUSCHINSKI

Associate Professor of Anthropology.
Ohio University.


@anthrohaley


Law and Society, Human Rights, Militarization & Impunity.

 

Ohio, USA

SHRIMOYEE GHOSH

Lawyer and Legal Scholar.

@shrimoyee_n


International human rights, Justice, Emergency laws, Impunity.


India

SAIBA VARMA

Assistant Professor of Anthropology. University of California at San Diego.

 

s2varma@ucsd.edu


Mental health, Medical

Anthropology, Violence.

 

California, USA

OMER AIJAZI

Postdoc Fellow.
University of Toronto.

 

omer.aijazi@utoronto.ca


Disaster Management, Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

 

Canada

ALANA HUNT

Alana Hunt Artist, Writer

skyabovetheclouds@hotmail.com

Indigenous rights, Art.

 

Australia

DILNAZ BOGA 

Journalist

dilnazb@gmail.com

 

Current affairs, Politics, Media.

 

Mumbai, India

SHUBH MATHUR

Anthropologist, Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network

@smathur16

 

Human rights abuses.

ARVIND RAJAGOPAL

 

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication. New York University.

 

arvindnyc@gmail.com


Indian public sphere, Hindu nationalism.

 

New York, NY

KAVITA KRISHNAN

 

Political Activist

kavitakrish73@gmail.com

 

Human Rights.


New Delhi, India

RAKHSHAN RIZWAN

Independent Scholar, Poet

r.rizwan@uu.nl


Kashmir Life Narratives, Art, Human Rights.

 

California, USA

SANJAY KAK

Activist, Filmmaker, Author.

kaksanjay@gmail.com


Film, Resistance politics, Photography.

 

New Delhi, India

SUVIR KAUL

 

Professor of English. University of Pennsylvania.

 

kaul@english.upenn.edu

 

Kashmiri literature, Poetry, Culture.

 

Pennsylvania, USA

NISHITA TRISAL

PhD Candidate. University of Michigan. 

 

@ntrisal


Political economy of Kashmir, Finance.

 

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

IDREES KANTH

Lecturer. Ambedkar University.

 

idreeskanth@gmail.com

 

Kashmiri history.

 

India

IMMAD NAZIR

Human Rights Advocate

@immadn


Enforced disappearances, Human rights violations.

 

Nuremburg, Germany

IMRAAN MIR

Kashmiri American Lawyer

imir00@yahoo.com


Diaspora, Law, Human rights, Current events.

 

Arizona, USA

ABIR BAZAZ

Academic, Filmmaker

abirbazaz@gmail.com


Language and literature, Religion, Intellectual history.

 

India

MUDASIR AMIN

Researcher, Freelance writer

mudasiramin90@gmail.com

 

Politics, Histories of dispossession. New Delhi, India

MEHROOSH TAK

Economist

mehroosh@gmail.com

 

Economics.

London, UK

IDRISA PANDIT

Assistant Professor, Studies in Islam. University of Waterloo.

 

@takhtsulaiman


Islam, Women.


Waterloo, Canada

GOLDIE OSURI

Associate Professor of Sociology.
University of Warwick.


@goldosuri


Media & Cultural Studies, Sovereignty, Postcolonial nationalism.


Warwick. UK

MRIDU RAI

Professor of History.
Presidency University.


@mridurai


19th & 20th Century Kashmiri history, Hindu-Muslim Relations


Kolkata, India

ANANYA JAHANARA KABIR

Professor of English Literature. Kings College London.

 

ananya.kabir@kcl.ac.uk

 

Cultural politics of Kashmir, Literature.

 

London, UK

SUCHITRA VIJAYAN

Executive Director, Polis Project

@suchitarv


International human rights, Law,

War and violence.

 

New York, NY USA

FRENY MANECKSHA

Journalist, Writer

@evilsickularist

 

Women and Gender.

 

India

BHAVNEET KAUR

PhD Candidate. Delhi University.

 

ruhiluthra@gmail.com

 

Memory, Anthropology.

 

Delhi, India

PRIYAMVADA GOPAL

Reader, Faculty of English.

University of Cambridge

 

@priyamvadagopal

 

Colonialism, Empire, Postcolonialism

 

Cambridge, UK

MAHUM SHABIR

JD Candidate
CUNY, School Of Law

 

mahumshabir@gmail.com

 

International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

 

New York, USA

SANJAY RUPARELIA

Associate Professor.
The New School.

 

@SVRuparelia


Liberal economic reform, Hindu nationalism.

 

New York, NY

JEAN DREZE

Development Economist

jaandaraz@gmail.com


Human rights, Economic Development,

 

New Delhi, India

ZUNAIRA KOMAL

PhD Student.
University of California

 

zkomal@ucdavis.edu


War On Terror, Islamic Resistance, Psychiatry, Militarized Humanitarianism


Davis, USA