Dr Omer Aijazi
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Victoria, Canada


Dr. Aijazi is a transdisciplinary scholar of South Asia, working on questions of violence and social repair in the mountain borderlands of the disputed territory of Kashmir and its continuity with Northern Pakistan. His work investigates how newness, commonly referred to as creativity or imagination, enters the world, particularly when such a possibility does not appear forthcoming. Dr. Aijazi has published in journals such as Himalaya, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Humanity & Society, and the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. His book Atmospheric Violence: Disaster and Repair in the Borderlands is forthcoming with the University of Pennsylvania Press.

 He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Victoria and was previously a Lecturer in Global Challenges at Brunel University London and Research Fellow in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Dr. Aijazi has also worked as a research advisor for the United Nations system and various humanitarian organizations. He currently serves on the board of Canadians for Peace and Justice in Kashmir.


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