Dr. Paul Rollier
Assistant Professor in South Asian Studies
I am a social anthropologist with an interest in politics and religion in contemporary South Asia. Following a PhD (SOAS) and a post-doc (UCL), I now teach South Asian studies (St Gallen University).
Rollier, P. and J.W. Frembgen. 2014. Wrestlers, pigeon fanciers and kite flyers: traditional sports and pastimes in Lahore. Karachi: Oxford University Press
Rollier, P. 2011. ‘Across the fence: belongings and representations between Pakistan and Kashmir’. In Bolognani, M. and S. Lyon (eds.), Pakistan and Its Diaspora: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Rollier, P. 2010. ‘Texting Islam: Text messages and religiosity among young Pakistanis.’ Contemporary South Asia, 18 (4). pp. 413-426.
Projects and Collaborations
‘Democratic Cultures in South Asia’. ESRC/ERC-funded project. Cf.
Muslim South Asia, society and culture in Pakistan, conflicts in South Asia, introduction to culture and society in South Asia.
Areas of PhD research supervision
Pakistan, Shiism in South and West Asia, politics of piety in South Asia.