Iftikhar H. Malik
Professor Iftikhar H. Malik, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Writing, Publishing, and the Humanities at Bath Spa University, where he taught history for 27 years. Earlier, during 1989-94, he was a Senior Member at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and since 2003 is an MCR at Wolfson College, Oxford. With doctoral and post-doctoral training at Michigan State, Columbia and UC, Berkeley, he has published 20 books and several research papers on historical and contemporary subjects. His most recent book is Curating Lived Islam in the Muslim World: British Scholars, Sojourners and the Sleuths (Routledge 2021). In November 2022, his book The Silk Road and Beyond: Narratives of a Muslim Historian (OUP, 2020), received the UBL Award for the best non-fiction work in English. His other research works include Pashtun Identity and Geopolitics in Southwest Asia: Pakistan and Afghanistan since 9/11 (Anthem, 2016 & 2017); Pakistan: Democracy, Terror and the Building of a Nation (New Holland Publishers, 2010); The History of Pakistan (Greenwood Press, 2008); and Crescent between Cross and Star: Muslims and the West after 9/11 (OUP, 2006). The St. Antony’s Series in Oxford published three of his volumes on South Asia during the 1990s, whereas Emel Books issued his Urdu work, Qulzam kay Uss Paar in 2018. Iftikhar’s two volumes published by Pluto and Vanguard, respectively, focus on Muslim communities in Europe and the United States.