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Usman Mahar, M.A.

Usman Mahar, M.A.

Doctoral Research Associate


LMU Munich
Institut für Ethnologie
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Room: C U110
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9608
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9602

Work group

Research Project/Group
Return to Pakistan: The Political Economy of the Emotions of Remigration (DFG funding period: 2019-2022)

Fields of Interest:

  • Anthropology of Migration and Remigration
  • Anthropology of Emotions
  • Border regimes
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Displacement, illegalisation and deportations
  • Identity and citizenship in the 21st century
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Voluntary returns and forced repatriations

Regions of interest:

Europe; Germany and South Asia; Pakistan

Academic Career:

  • Since March 2019: Doctoral Research Associate at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich (for the DFG funded project mentioned above)
  • 2018: Ethnographic fieldwork with South Asian migrants in European for the M.A. thesis
  • 2015 — 2018: M.A. Health and Society in South Asia at Heidelberg University; Major in Social and Medical Anthropology and a minor in South Asian Studies
  • 2011 — 2015: B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Hon.) at University College Utrecht; Double major in Anthropology and Sociology and a minor in Human Geography and Moral Philosophy