Usman Khan

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

My name is Usman Khan, graduated in PhD anthropology from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou China. My PhD dissertation titled: State Cultural Formation and Everyday Negotiations: A Study of the Pashtun in Pakistan, is about the Pakistan’s state, and its nationalized project that the state uses discursive and everyday practices to transform the local people, and how the local People are negotiating with its practices in one of the most remote and historically militarized zones of Pakistan adjoined with Afghanistan. Over the course of my PhD duration, I have published some international academic articles in renowned English Journals.  I am primarily interested in states, its formation, and how despite the dismantling of physical empire of colonialism, its cognitive empire is still prevailed, and state in the peripheral zones and margin is absolutely attracted to violence and suppression of the local masses. This summer school on critical theory will provide me more insights, that how state demonstrates violence and discipline under the guise of Covid-19 pandemic and created an exceptional zones of marginalization.