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Hashim Ali

Graduate Student

History Department

Contact

Building & Room:

UH 1002

Address:

601 S Morgan St

Office Hours - Fall Semester
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday 11:00am – 01:00pm
Saturday

About

Passion for history is only part of the story for someone like myself who was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, a Shi’ite Muslim of Indian lineage, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore, University of Wisconsin Madison, Roosevelt University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. History is a pathway to my identity. My cohort and the faculty at UIC have provided me with the analytical rigor to come to terms with the violent memories that still haunt me. In addition, the LGBTQ inclusive mosque, Masjid-al Rabia, in the vicinity of the West Loop has provided me a safe space and community to engage in progressive social activism.

Notable Honors

2018, Award for Graduate Research, University of Illinois at Chicago

2018, President's Research in Diversity Travel Award, University of Illinois at Chicago

2014 - 2016, History Doctoral Award, History Department

2017 - 2019, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago

Education

B.A. - University of Wisconsin Madison, 2010
M.A. - Roosevelt University, 2013
Ph.D. - The University of Illinois at Chicago, 2024

Courses Taught:
2019 Teaching Assistant, Middle Eastern Civilization (taught by Professor Junaid Quadri).
2019 Teaching Assistant, Global Transformations (taught by Professor Jonathan Daly).
2019 Teaching Assistant, The World Since 1400 (taught by Lecturer Michal J. Milczewski).
2018 Teaching Assistant, Global Transformations (taught by Professor Jonathan Daly).
2018 Teaching Assistant, The Middle East Since 1258 (taught by Lecturer Mustafa Kaya).
2017 Teaching Assistant, History of South Asia to 1857 (taught by Professor Rama Mantana).
2016 Teaching Assistant, The World Since 1400 (taught by Professor Mark Liechte).
2015 Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer, Middle Eastern Civilization (taught by Professor Junaid Quadri).
2015 Teaching Assistant, The World Since 1400 (taught by Professor Kirk Hoppe)
2014 Teaching Assistant, The World Since 1400 (taught by Professor Mark Liechte).

Selected Presentations

2018 - Memorializing the Nation: Monumental Sites and Pakistan’s Public History, 15th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, “Building Bridges,” November 3.

 

Memorializing the Nation: Monumental Sites and Pakistan’s Public History, 47th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 11-14.

 

2015  - Journeys to the Other Shore: Reflections on My Homeland Paper Presented at the History Department’s Brown Bag, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois.

Research Currently in Progress

Students Strike Back: Youth Life and the Promise of Colonial Punjab and Post-Colonial Pakistan