Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
Aasim Sajjad Akhtar is Associate Professor of Political Economy at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He previously taught at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He has degrees from Northwestern University, Yale University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He has written extensively for academic publications including the Journal of Contemporary Asia, Journal of Peasant Studies, Critical Asian Studies and Third World Quarterly and has authored four books, including The Politics of Common Sense: State, Society and Culture in Pakistan (Cambridge, 2018) and most recently, The Struggle for Hegemony in Pakistan: Fear, Desire and Revolutionary Horizons (Pluto Press, 2022). He is also a syndicated columnist for Pakistan's newspaper-of-record, DAWN.
Aside from his scholarly and journalistic pursuits, ASA has also been closely affiliated with progressive and working class movements for almost 25 years.