Dr. Kamran Bashir
Dr. Kamran Bashir is a historian of modern Islam, whose research focuses on the history of the interpretations of the Qur’an in South Asia and the allied question of how modern Muslim views of the life and person of the Prophet Muhammad evolved in the historical contexts of colonial and post-colonial India and Pakistan. He did his MA in Muslim Cultures from the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (London, United Kingdom) and earned his PhD in History in 2018 from the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada). Dr. Bashir published his book The Qur’an in South Asia with the Routledge Studies in the Qur’an Series (September 2021) and contributed a chapter to Religious Imaginations: How Narratives of Faith are Shaping Today’s World (ed. James Walters, Gingko Library, London, 2018). His research work has appeared in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies on Qur’anic hermeneutics, and Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, and Culture on the ethnohistory of marginalized communities in modern South Asia. He has taught courses in liberal arts at the University of Victoria, Camosun College, and Beaconhouse National University (Lahore, Pakistan).