Faculty Profile

Mr. Irfan Moeen Khan

Assistant Professor

Department Of Humanities & Social Sciences

Mr. Khan is in the process of receiving his PhD in Islamic Studies from Harvard University, USA. His main academic interest lies in the history of Religion with a specialization in what he describes as the anthropology of mysticism. He is interested in how mysticism functions as a form of creative imagination, social practice, revelation, and philosophical engagement in thinking about our human existence and being. His present work focuses on Indus Sufism which highlights the iconographic, symbolic and ritual significance of the Sufi shrine.

Mr. Khan completed his Master’s in Islamic Studies from McGill University, Canada in 2005 and Bachelor’s in Economics (history of economic thought) from Millersville University, USA, in 1997. He has been associated with LUMS as Teaching Assistant from 1999 to 2000, and again from 2001 to 2002. Prior to joining LUMS in 2017 again, Mr. Khan was associated with Harvard University as a Teaching Fellow.  

His research interests include:

·       Study of Religion

·       Intellectual Islamic history

·       Mysticism