Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute
Aisha Ahmad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her work explores the political economy of Islamist power in weak and failed states. She has conducted field research in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Kenya. In 2012, she was a fellow at the Belfer Center on Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is currently working on a book on the relationship between clandestine business and Islamist movements in civil wars across the Muslim world.