Editorial Team


Syed Sami Raza received his PhD from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, US. He has also been a Fellow at the Center for India and South Asia of UCLA (2021-2022). Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. His research focuses on the intersections of Critical IR and Critical Legal Studies. His latest publications include The Security State in Pakistan: Legal Foundations (Routledge, 2019) and Geopolitics of Pakistan-Afghanistan Borderland (Routledge 2020). Email: syedraza@hawaii.edu 

Sam Okoth Opondo received his PhD from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and is Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Vassar College N.Y. His research engages the diplomatic mediation of estrangement, aesthetics, and the ethics of encounter and co-habitation in colonial, settler colonial, and postcolonial societies.  He is the author of Diplomatic Para-citations: Genre, Foreign Bodies, and the Ethics of Co-habitation, (2021) and co-edited (with Michael J. Shapiro) The New Violent Cartography: Geo-Analysis After the Aesthetic Turn, 2012. He is also one of the editors of the International Political Sociology journal. Email:saopondo@vassar.edu

Associate Editors

Jan Peter-Hartung holds a senior doctorate (Habilitation) in the Study of Islam and is currently senior research fellow at Gottingen University, Germany. Before assuming this position he was a Reader in the study of Islam at SOAS, University of London. He specialises in the intellectual history of Islam, with principal focus on South Asia and the wider Persianate World from Early Modernity. Email: jan-peter.hartung@uni-goettingen.de 

Tani H. Sebro is currently Assistant Professor of Global Studies at Humboldt State University (HSU), California, US. Formerly she was an Assistant Professor of Diaspora Studies, Human Rights, and Transnational Migration in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University, Ohio. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2016. Her research and teaching interests span the sub-disciplines of political ethnography, critical political theory, Asian Cultural Studies, Mobilities Studies, Aesthetics and International Relations with a particular emphasis on refugee politics in Southeast Asia. Email: Tani.Sebro@humboldt.edu

Lorenzo Rinelli is currently associated with several academic programs in Rome – Temple University, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Loyola University, UCEAP University of California - designing and teaching various courses with particular focus on Race and Identity in Europe, European Migration Politics and Mediterranean Geopolitics. His academic interests include urban border studies, postcolonial theory and aesthetics in world politics. Rinelli’s monograph entitled African Migrants and Europe: Managing the ultimate frontier has been published by Routledge for the African Politics and International Relation Series. His latest book, Interrupted Flows, 2019 Temple University Press, include text and images, some from his enduring archive as a photographer. Email: lorenzo.rinelli@temple.edu 

Sabah Carrim has a PhD in political science from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Her research focuses on exploring the divide between primary and secondary perpetrators of violence with a focus on the Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia. She is also the Emerging Scholar representative on the Advisory Board of International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS). Sabah has authored two novels, a few short stories shortlisted in International competitions, and a collection of poetry. Sabah is currently enrolled in an MFA program in Creative Writing at Texas State University where she was awarded the W. Morgan and Lou Claire Rose Scholarship and the Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation Scholarship. Email: sabahcarrim@txstate.edu

Managing Team

Wasif Azim is an Assistant Professor in political science at the University in Dera Ghazi Khan. 

Shehzad Ali is a lecturer in political science at the community college Swabi His research focuses on security, surveillance, and privacy in the globalizing world. Email: shehzadkp1992@gmail.com 

Waseem Murad is also a graduate student in political science at the University of Peshawar. Email: waseemmurad@uop.edu.pk 


Advisory Board

Akbar S. Ahmed

Professor, School of International, Service, American University, Washington DC, USA.

Kristian Berg Harpviken

Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo, (PRIO), Norway.

 Vinay Lal                                               

 Professor, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

James A. Dator 

Professor and Director, Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa    Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA.

 Nevzat Soguk

Professor, Global Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, USA.

Rasul Baksh Rais

Professor in Political Science, Lahore University of Management Sciences  (LUMS), Pakistan.

 Naeem Inayatullah

Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science, Ithica College, New York, USA.

Robin Celikates

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, Netherland.

 Qibla Ayaz

Professor in Islamic Studies, Ex-Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan.

PD Dr. Andrea Fleschenberg dos Ramos Pinéu

DAAD Long Term Guest Professor National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Prof. Dr. Ina Kerner, Fellow
Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 196
D - 47059 Duisburg.


Farhat Taj

Farhat Taj,  PhD Sociology of Law

Associate Professor

University of Tromsø

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Jason Adams,

Co-Director, The New Centre for Research & Practice, Seatttle, USA.

Former Members

Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim, (2015-2019), Associate Editor, wass a research fellow with International Public Policy Pte. Ltd. (IPP), and is the author of Cambodia and the Politics of Aesthetics (Routledge 2013). He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and has taught at Pannasastra University of Cambodia and the American University of Nigeria. Prior to joining IPP, he was a research fellow with the Longus Institute for Development and Strategy. Email: alvinch@hawaii.edu