S. Akbar Zaidi
Professor Dr S. Akbar Zaidi is a political economist who also teaches and does research on colonial South Asian History. He has taught at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and at Columbia University from 2010 to 2020 and held a joint position at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and at the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS). He has written scores of academic articles and a number of books. His recent books include Issues in Pakistan’s Economy: A Political Economy Perspective (Oxford University Press 2015), and a co-edited volume entitled New Perspectives on Pakistan’s Political Economy: State, Class and Social Change (Cambridge University Press 2019). In May 2021, his latest book entitled Making a Muslim: Reading Publics and Contesting Identities in Nineteenth-Century North India, was published by Cambridge University Press. Since 2020 he has been the Executive Director/Vice Chancellor of the IBA Karachi.