Ayesha Jalal

Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University


Education
  • PhD, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • BA, Wellesley College

Biography

Ayesha Jalal is the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University. After majoring in history and political science from Wellesley College, she obtained her doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge. Jalal has been Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (1980-1984); Leverhulme Fellow at the Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge (1984-1987); Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington D.C. (1985-1986); and Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (1988-1990). From 1998-2003 she was a MacArthur Fellow. Her publications include The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan; The State of Martial Rule: the Origins of Pakistan’s Political Economy of Defence; and Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia: a Comparative and Historical Perspective. Jalal has co-authored Modern South Asia: History, Culture and Political Economy with Sugata Bose. Her study of Muslim identity in the subcontinent, entitled Self and Sovereignty: the Muslim Individual and the Community of Islam in South Asia since c.1850. Her most recent book is Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia.


Professional Activities
  • Professor of History, Tufts University (1999-present)
  • Associate Professor, Columbia University (1991-1999)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Harvard University (1998-1999)
  • Fellow, Macarthur Foundation (1998-2003)
  • Member Editorial Board, Third World Quarterly
  • Member International Advisory Committee, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore School of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Affiliations
  • Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies
  • Program for Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization

Research Interests
  • Modern South Asia: History, Culture and Politics
  • Decolonization in Asia, Islam
ARTICLES
"Striking a Just Balance: Maulana Azad as a Theorist of Trans-national Jihad”, Modern Intellectual History – April 2007
• "India, Pakistan and the New Order," National Review (August 2004)

BOOKS
• Reader for Modern South Asia - companion volume to Modern South Asia (co-author) (in preparation)
• Oxford Companion of Pakistan History (editor)(in preperation)
• Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia (2008)
• "Pakistan," The World Book Encyclopedia (2003)
• Self and Sovereignty: Individual and Community in South Asian Islam Since c. 1850s (2000)
• "South Asian Nationalism," The Encyclopedia of Nationalism (2000)
• Modern South Asia: History, Culture and Political Economy (third edition, co-author) (in preparation)
• Modern South Asia: History, Culture, and Political Economy (co-author) (1998)
• Nationalism, Democracy and Development: State and Politics in India (co-editor) (1997)
• Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia: A Comparative and Historical Perspective
• The State of Martial Rule: The Origins of Pakistan’s Political Economy of Defence (1990)
• The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan (1985)
• Battle for Pakistan (in preparation)
• Jinnah (in preparation)

BOOK CHAPTERS
• An Uncertain Trajectory: Islam's Contemporary Globalization, 1971-1979’ in The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective, edited by Niall Ferguson, Charles Maier, Erez Manela, and Daniel Sargent (forthcoming)
• "Methodologies and Sources for Studying Pakistani Women," Encyclopedia for Women and Islamic Cultures (forthcoming)

OP-EDS
• Masters of Mutilation, India Today, August 22, 2009
Jalal, Ayesha. "Mr Ravana: Slay The Myth." Outlook, 4 July 2005.
• Jalal, Ayesha. "Between Myth and History." Dawn, 23 March 2005.
"Kashmir: The Deepening Scars," The News (2000)
• "On the Wrong Side of History? U.S.-Pakistan Relations in the 21st Century," Dawn (2000)

Courses

FALL TERM

NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED



Email Address
Ayesha.Jalal@tufts.edu

Office Fax
617.627.3479

Office Location
Cabot 610

Office Hours
Tuesday 1:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday 3:00 AM - 4:30 AM


Mailing Address
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA, 02155