Michel Boivin is a historian and anthropologist, with a specialization in Muslim societies in South Asia. A former director of the Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), he is now affiliated with the Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Himalayas (CESAH), he teaches Historical Anthropology of the Muslim Societies in South Asia at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), where he also supervises PhD students. He is co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Sindhi Studies (Brill Publishers) and Critical Pakistan Studies (University of Cambridge Press). In November 2022, he has organized with Rémy Delage (CNRS-CESAH) and Prof. Akbar Zaidi, Executive Director of IBA, the first Social Sciences Winter School in Karachi. He has authored or (co-)edited eighteen books, the two last ones being The Sufi Paradigm and the makings of a Vernacular Knowledge in Colonial Sindh (1851-1923) (New York, Palgrave, 2020), and The Hindu Sufis of South Asia. Partition, Shrine Culture and the Sindhis of India (London & New York, I.B. Tauris, 2019). He has two forthcoming books. The first one is the English translation of a book already published in French, The Aga Khan and the Khojas: Religious Authority and Social Formation in an Ismaili Shia community from South Asia, to be published by Brill. The second is a book he co-edited with Manoël Pénicaud (CNRS-IDEMEC) with the title Inter-religious Practices and Saint Veneration in the Muslim World: Khidr/Khizr from the Middle East to South Asia, to be published by Routledge.