Shakir Ullah

Shakir Ullah

Dr Shakir Ullah is a trained ethnographer. He received his Ph.D in cultural anthropology and M.Phil in Sociology. His research goal is to link anthropological theory and ethnographic data on development with issues related to mega-development projects. His broader areas of interest include anthropology of development, applied anthropology, social change,  and development. Before joining the Society of Fellows at SUSTech, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Peshawar, as an assistant professor at the University of Swabi Pakistan, and as a research and reporting officer at Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan. He has written extensively on state-led mega-development projects in Pakistan, China One Belt One Road, and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). 



Peer-Reviewed Articles

"Socio-Cultural Aspect of Violence and Effects on Peace Settlement in Sectarian Conflict Areas of Pakistan (A Case Study of Hangu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)".  Journal of Social Science Studies  5, no. 1 (2017): 115.

"Administrative Policies of Improving People to People Contact: Pakistan-China Strengthening Strategic Friendship". Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science . 9, no 2 (2019): 114-129

"Lifestyle Change of Female Farmers through CPEC's Coal Power Plant Project Initiative". Journal of International Women's Studies  20, no. 3 (2019): 154-167

"State, R eligion and T he M arginalisation of Traditional  Healing in Gwadar, Pakistan". Medical humanities  (AHCI), 46, no. 4 (2020): 444-453 .

"Resistance in Disguise and The Reconstruction  of Identity : A Case  of The  Pashtuns in Pakistan". Inter - Asia Cultural Studies (SSCI),  21, no. 3 (2020): 374-391 .

"Reclaiming Pashtun Identity: The Role of Informal Spaces in Developing an Alternative N Arrative ".  Interventions (SSCI), 23, no. 8 (  2021): 1166-1186 . 

"Problems and Benefits of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for Local People in Pakistan: A Critical Review".  Asian Perspective (SSCI)  45, no. 4 (2021): 861-876.

"Marginalized Sections of Pakistani P opulation: How Law May Come to R escape ? " Journal of Legal , Ethical and  Regulatory Issues (Scopus) 24, no 1S (2021): 1-9  

"Ruling the Periphery: Pakistan state ruling practices in Lower Dir". Journal of Asian and African Studies (SSCI), (2022), Doi: 10.1177/00219096221125801

"Assessing the impact of green consumption behavior and green purchase intention among millennials toward a sustainable environment". Environmental Science and Pollution Research (SCIE),  (Springer Nature, 2022), Doi: 10.1007/s11356-022-23811-1

"Religion, politics and science education in Pakistan: Analysis of Islamisation of Science Textbooks in Tribal Districts". HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (AHCI). (2023),

"Indigenous knowledge, climate change and transformations of Gwadar fishing community". International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (SSCI), (2023), DOI:  10.1108 /IJCCSM-06-2022-0069



" Culture Support to Religious Leaders in Conflict Resolution Examples from Pashtun Community ".   Melbourne 6th International Conference on “Business, Economics, Social Science &  Humanities-BESSH-2017” January 7-8, 2017

“Religious Leadership Approach to Conflict Resolution: Examples from Pakistan”. Researchfora 8th International Conference, Paris, France, 14th -15th June 2017.



Introduction of Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to anthropology of south Asia


Announcing the 7th Class of Junior Fellows in the Liberal Arts, SUSTech

Announcing the 7th Class of Junior Fellows in the Liberal Arts, SUSTech



珠三角大凉山出身女性打工人群的流动、婚姻选择和协商策略 Migration, Marriage Negotiation and Strategy of Female Migrants from Liangshan in the Pearl River Delta Area

  • Dr. Xinrong Ma
  • April 14, 2022 16:00 ~ 17:30
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 814 6453 4104 Passcode: 220414
4 on 4 Salons

The Cultural Observation of Spaces and Places: A Multi-Sited-Ethnography of Music, Migration and Global Cultural Flows

  • Francesco Serratore
  • April 13, 2023 16:00 ~ 17:30
  • C102, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, SUSTech and online
4 on 4 Salons