Faculty Profile

Usman Ali


School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Education

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Usman Ali is a social sector specialist and currently the Lecturer of Education at School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Management and Technology Lahore. He is teaching different courses on education. He has 5 years’ experience working in the Development sector before joining UMT. He was also affiliated (as Measures & Method Working Group Member) with the Learning Metrics Task Force at the Centre for Universal Education at the Brookings Institute USA, United Nations, RutgersWPF, Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), Pakistan.

Teaching Responsibilities

He teaches courses in education (Sociology of Education, IT Skills in Education, Classroom Management, Educational Change, Technology for Instruction and Administration, Effective Communication and Introduction to Education).


He worked on the research projects “Youth as Active Citizens” (conducted in Pakistan, Senegal and Palestine) and “Youth Identities and Citizenship” (conducted in Liberia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Uganda) as Youth Researcher with the University of Sussex, UK. His areas of expertise include education access, education quality, community-based initiatives for education access and public-private partnerships.

Usman is currently working on research projects with sociologists in a newly constituted School of Education and Sociology at University of Portsmouth, UK. The studies in Lahore explore the impact of state security on community cohesion, as well as exploring what remedial efforts are possible in countering communal violence through educational practices in local schools. The research objective for this qualitative work is about recovering the 'hidden transcript' of practices, gestures and rituals amongst subordinated groups as they come into often traumatic contact with new forms of governmentality.

Research Clusters

  • Sociology of Education
  • Citizenship and human rights
  • Access and quality education  


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