Niamatullah Ibrahimi is an Associated Research Fellow at Deakin University. He recently completed his PhD in Political Science at the Australian National University, for which he was awarded an Endeavour Scholarship. He also received a degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
His research interests include the dynamics of social mobilisation, political movements, and state formation in Afghanistan. He is the author of The Hazaras and the Afghan State: Rebellion, Exclusion and Struggle for Recognition (London: Hurst & Co. 2017) and a wide range of other articles, research papers and book chapters. These include, most recently, the book chapter Afghanistan’s Political Parties: A Tale of Incomplete Reform and Transformation (2017, with Srinjoy Bose) and article, Framing Ethnicity under Conditions of Uncertainty: The Case of Hazaras during Afghanistan’s 2014 Presidential Elections (2016), published in the Journal of Conflict, Security & Development.