Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi is a Professor of History and the founding coordinator of the Middle Eastern Communities and Migrations minor at JMU. Hanifi provides the JMU community with frames of reference for studying and understanding the intertwined cultures and histories of the Middle East and South Asia. He is currently writing about the history of cartography, photography and the environment in Afghanistan, drawing upon his expertise in colonial political economy, Orientalism and the history of the Pashto language in Afghanistan.

For a complete account of Hanifi’s teaching and scholarship click here.

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