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Chad Haines

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Senior Global Futures Scholar
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Affiliated Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Affiliate Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography: 

Chad Haines is a cultural anthropologist whose interests intersect across a spectrum of humanistic concerns for marginal communities and imagining global futures predicated on values of peace, community wellbeing, and lived ethics. He is a recognized scholar of modernity and Islam, Pakistan and South Asia, urbanism and belonging, as well as peace studies.

 

Haines is the author of Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan (Routledge 2012) and co-editor of two books on peace:  Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency, and Influence (I.B. Taurus 2015) and People’s Peace: Prospects for a Human Future (Syracuse University Press 2019). He is completing a second book, tentatively titled Muslim Pathways: Informality and Assembly in the Alleys of Cairo, Islamabad, and Dubai (Cambridge University Press forthcoming) and a third edited volume, Peace and the Other. He has published a number of articles in leading journals and contributed chapters to several edited volumes. He serves on the advisory board of a number of international academic journals.

Haines’s research has been recognized and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the U.S. Department of State. He has been a visiting scholar at Duke University, the University of Malaysia, the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (India), and has worked with a number of other universities including the University of Punjab, Lahore (Pakistan), the International Islamic University of Islamabad (Pakistan), and Aligarh Muslim University (India).

At ASU, Haines is an affiliated faculty with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and the Center on the Future of War and is a Senior Sustainability Scholar with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. He is the coordinator of ASU’s Islamic Studies and Research Association and a regular contributor to the peace studies initiative. Before joining ASU, Haines was an assistant professor at American University of Cairo and worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as lectured at a number of other universities.

Current research projects include: Islamophobia and hate where he has interviewed members of American extremist groups including the Oath Keepers and 3 Percenters; minority belonging in South Asia where he will be conducting research on communities who are mapped outside the nation-states of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh; and reimagining peace as an everyday, lived ethics of community building where he conducted research on inhabitants of urban informal settlements across the Muslim world, particularly in Cairo following the 2011 January 25th Revolution.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Anthropology (Cultural), University of Wisconsin-Madison 2000. Dissertation: Re-Routing/Rooting the Nation-State: The Karakoram Highway and the Making of the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
  • M.A. Anthropology (Cultural), University of Wisconsin-Madison 1995
  • M.A. South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1992
  • B.A. Asian Studies, University of Puget Sound, Washington 1986
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Research Interests: 

Current research projects:

Muslim Modernities: Urban Planning, Informality, and Religion in Cairo, Islamabad, and Dubai interweaves his earlier interests in the spatial history of margins and Islam. The work 1) analyzes the diverse forces of modernity that reshape the cities of Cairo, Islamabad, and Dubai; 2) map out the urban public spaces in these cities and how they are usurped by users; and, 3) reflects on how informality and dialogue transgress normative ideas of modernity professed by liberalism and Islamism, creating new sites and ways of being Muslim in the modern world.

People's Peace: Humanistic Perspectives is a multi-tiered project shedding light on the diverse ways people perform peace, respect, and appreciation for difference in their everyday lives. The project includes a forthcoming edited volume of chapters by leading US-based peace scholars, a series of workshops for junior faculty in Pakistan on conceiving research projects on peace and teaching peace in the classroom, and a faculty research and reading seminar at ASU.

Key research areas:

Cultural Anthropology, Islam, Pakistan, South Asia, the Muslim world, globalization, urban transformation, postcoloniality, Dubai, Cairo, everyday ethics and peace

Research Group: 

Religion and Global Citizenship

Islamic Studies Research Alliance

People's Peace

Transcending Hate: Neighbors, Refugess, and Everyday Ethics

Publications: 

BOOK

Nation, Territory and Globalization in Pakistan: Traversing the Margins. London: Routledge Press, 2012.

EDITED BOOK

Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency, and Influence. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014 (co-edited with Yasmin Saikia)

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

“Being Muslim, Being Cosmopolitan: Transgressing the Liberal Global,” Journal of International and Global Studies 7:1 (2015), pp. 32-49.

“Dialogical Din and Everyday Acts of Peace: An Islamic Perspective,” in Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency, and Influence. Yasmin Saikia and Chad Haines, editors. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014.

“Introduction: Situating Peace, Islam, and Women in the Everyday,” in Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency, and Influence. Yasmin Saikia and Chad Haines, editors. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014 (Co-author with Yasmin Saikia).

“Cracks in the Façade: Landscapes of Hope and Desire in Dubai,” in Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global. Ananya Roy and Aihwa Ong, editors. London: Blackwell, 2011.

“Remapping Pakistan’s Liminal Geo-Body along the Silk Route,” in New Approaches to Pakistan. Saeed Shafqat, editor. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2007.

“Colonial Routes: Reorienting the Northern Frontier of British India,” Ethnohistory 51:3 (2004), pp. 135-65.

Research Activity: 
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SGS 107Religion and Globalization
REL 107Religion and Globalization
HST 339Islam in the Modern World
REL 366Islam in the Modern World
REL 792Research
REL 799Dissertation
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 201Religion and the Modern World
HST 339Islam in the Modern World
REL 366Islam in the Modern World
REL 494Special Topics
REL 792Research
REL 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 107Religion and Globalization
SGS 107Religion and Globalization
HST 260Introduction to Islam
REL 260Introduction to Islam
JUS 590Reading and Conference
REL 792Research
REL 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World
REL 792Research
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 260Introduction to Islam
REL 260Introduction to Islam
SGS 394Special Topics
REL 394Special Topics
REL 792Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World
REL 260Introduction to Islam
REL 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 366Islam in the Modern World
SGS 394Special Topics
REL 394Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 366Islam in the Modern World
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SGS 394Special Topics
REL 394Special Topics
Presentations: 
  • Chad Haines. Towards an Epistemology of the Alley: Negotiating Muslimness in the Everyday. Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion (Nov 2014).
  • Chad Haines. Islam in the Streets: Struggling to Understand Islam in the 21st Century. Invited Visiting Lecture, Center for the Study of Global Islam, Lehigh University (Nov 2014).
  • Chad Haines. Disrupting the Master Plan: Sociality, Cosmopolitanism, and ‘Din’ in Aabpara Market, Islamabad. 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia (Oct 2014).
  • Chad Haines. Seeking Human Connections in Global Disjunctures: Fieldnotes from Across the Muslim World. Invited Lecture, Department of Social Sciences, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (May 2013).
  • Chad Haines. Reading Muslim: Towards a Dialogical Approach to Translation Studies. 3rd Baghdad International Translation Conference; Iraq, Baghdad (May 2013).
  • Chad Haines. Ethics of the Everyday: Reflections on the Making of Urban Publics in Pakistan. Annual Conference of the Association of Asian Studies (Mar 2013).
  • Chad Haines. Adab as Ethics: Negotiations of the Everyday in South Asian Islam. Annual Conference of the Association of Asian Studies (Mar 2013).
  • Chad Haines. Traces of Muslim Modernities in Dubai, Cairo, and Islamabad. Invited Lecture, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology, American U (Feb 2013).
  • Chad Haines. From Tahrir Square to Aabpara Market: Towards a Spatiality of Everyday Ethics. International Workshop (May 2012).
  • Chad Haines. Global Dialogue on the Advancement of Humanities in Higher Education. Global Dialogue on the Advancement of Humanities in Higher Education (Jan 2012).
  • Chad Haines. Global Dialogue on the Advancement of the Humanities in Muslim Societies. Global Dialogue on the Advancement of the Humanities in Muslim Societies (Jan 2012).
Service: 
  • Friendship Village Kaffee Klatsch, Presentation (2012 - Present)
  • Arizona Republic, Interviewee (2012 - Present)
  • Dawn News, Interviewee (2012 - Present)
  • President's Community Enrichment Program, Presenter (2012 - 2012)