Faculty Profile

Muhammad Asad Saleem


School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Political Science and International Relations

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Muhammad Asad Saleem is currently working at the Political Science Department at UMT in the position of a lecturer. He completed his master’s in political science from Central European University on a fully funded scholarship. CEU is ranked in top 30 universities globally for political science as per QS university rankings. Prior to his masters he completed his bachelor’s in political science from LUMS which is the top social sciences university of Pakistan. Currently Asad Saleem teaches a wide array of courses related to fields of Political Sociology, Comparative Politics and Political Theory.

During his masters, his thesis was focused on the studying the link between cyber-spaces and the rise of white supremacist extremism. His thesis was titled, “Ideology of Far-Right and White Supremacist Violence: Discourse Analysis of Far-Right Conspiracies, Narratives and Digital Spaces”. His main research focus lies within studying radical movements with reliance on methods of discourse analysis to decipher their claims to legitimacy. It includes studying the narratives of extremists such as their manifestos which outline the socio-political causes for the radical actions.

As a research assistant Asad Saleem has worked on various research projects, which includes a research project funded by University of Washington regarding the Perception of NGOs in Pakistani Media under supervision of PhD Candidate Rafeel Wasif. Furthermore in future I plan to pursue research projects with a specific focus on Radical Political Thought and Actions, Post-Colonialism and Sociology of Inequality.

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