Project on Shi'ism Symposium on Diversity and Unity in Transnational Shi'ism


Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:15pm


Online Only

"Symposium on Diversity and Unity in Transnational Shi'ism"

Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)

2:00PM–3:15PM EDT | Panel 3:  Shi'ism and Minority Communal Dynamics in South Asia


  • "The Shi'ite Heritage in South Asia"
    Juan ColeRichard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan.

  • "The Dawoodi Bohras: Cohesion and Integration Strategies in India and Pakistan"
    Rameez AbbasAssociate Professor, National Defense University.

  • "Two Perspectives on the Everyday in South Asia: The Question of Gender and Theorizing Agency in Material Practice"
    Karen RuffleAssociate Professor, Departments of Historical Studies and Study of Religion, University of Toronto.

  • "Reclaiming the Citizen: How Pakistan's Shi'is Have Engaged with the State"
    Simon Wolfgang FuchsLecturer in Islamic and Middle East Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg​​​​​​​.


  • Hassan AbbasSenior Adviser, Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs.  Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the Near East South Asia Strategic Studies Centre (NESA), National Defense University.

For more information on the symposium and to view the full schedule, please visit the symposium website.