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Dr Ayyaz Mallick

Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

I am an urban geographer engaged in the interdisciplinary study of class, state, and urban space. My research interests include Marxist and postcolonial theory, with a particular focus on labour, social movements, and urban politics in Pakistan.

My publications in English and Urdu have explored issues of postcolonial state theory, urban development and restructuring, and the relationship between “particular” and “universal” in social theory and political practice. My academic work has appeared in Studies in Political Economy, Urban Geography, Antipode and Tarikh [History].

My doctoral dissertation at York University (Toronto), titled "The (Un)Making of the Working Class in Karachi, 1980s-2010s", traced the social and political evolution of the working class in Karachi, Pakistan while contributing to debates in urban geography, development studies, sociology, and literary criticism. I am developing the dissertation for publication as a monograph. Prior to my Masters and Doctoral degrees at York, I completed my undergraduate education from Oxford University.