Author: Rohail Salman

Rohail Salman is a PhD student in history at the George Washington University. His research interests include the international Cold War, the socio-political structure of the postcolonial states in the subcontinent, and the intersection of decolonization and the Cold War in British colonies and frontier regions. He received a BSc. from the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan, before teaching high school history in Islamabad, Pakistan. Born and raised in Pakistan, he is still trying to figure out why American fast food tastes better in Pakistan than in the US.
October 2018

Religion in the Academy

With the world more globalized and fields more interconnected than ever before, there is room for a détente between religion and academia. However, in my experience that has not been the case. In the two countries where I have interacted with and been a part of the academy, it is sometimes very clear that most academics, at least in the social sciences and humanities, tend to view religion with suspicion.

August 2017 Recent Installments in the Series

Dr. Strangeland: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate the Ban

As an individual, there are so many identities (or labels) that apply to me: a Pakistani, a Muslim, a man, a historian, and so on. On their own, these identities are not too different from millions of others in the world. But it is the combination of all these identities that made me pursue a career as a historian, and it is also the combination of all these identities that acted as the biggest roadblock in doing so.