Chad Haines

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4302

Biography

Chad Haines is a cultural anthropologist whose interests are broadly concerned with urbanism, modernity, and the contemporary Muslim world. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in religious studies and in global studies on Islam, modernity, postcoloniality, globalization, global citizenship, and Pakistan. He is an affiliated faculty with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and the Center on the Future of War and a senior sustainability scholar with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

Haines’ publications include a monograph titled "Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan: Traversing the Margins" (Routledge 2012) that analyzes the mapping of marginal spaces within the nation-making processes of Pakistan, particularly focusing on the remote, mountainous northern region known as Gilgit-Baltistan. He is also co-editor of "Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency, and Influence" (I.B. Taurus 2015) and the forthcoming "People’s Peace: Prospects for a Human Future."

His current research, "Muslim Pathways: Urban Planning, Informality, and Religion in Cairo, Islamabad, and Dubai" (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) interweaves his earlier interests in the spatial history of margins and Islam. The work 1) analyzes the diverse forces of modernity that reshape the cities of Cairo, Islamabad, and Dubai; 2) maps out the urban public spaces in these cities and how they are usurped by users; and, 3) reflects on how informality and dialogue transgress normative ideas of modernity professed by liberalism and Islamism, creating new sites and ways of being Muslim in the modern world.

Before moving to Arizona State University, Haines taught at American University in Cairo (2004-2008) and was a Senior Fulbright Research Fellow in Pakistan (2009). He held a number of visiting and research positions at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, at Duke University’s Center for South Asian Studies, the Center for Civilizational Dialogue in the University of Malaysia and the Iqbal Institute for Research at Islamic International University, Islamabad.

He is actively engaged in a variety of projects fostering university partnerships and is the principal investigaor (PI) for a project in development studies and communication studies between ASU and the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (2015-2018). He is also involved in delivering a series of workshops to young Pakistani academics on peace studies.

Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology (Cultural), University of Wisconsin-Madison 2000. Dissertation: Re-Routing/Rooting the Nation-State: The Karakoram Highway and the Making of the Northern Areas of Pakistan.
  • M.A. Anthropology (Cultural), University of Wisconsin-Madison 1995
  • M.A. South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1992
  • B.A. Asian Studies, University of Puget Sound, Washington 1986

Research Interests

Current research projects:

Muslim Modernities: Urban Planning, Informality, and Religion in Cairo, Islamabad, and Dubai interweaves his earlier interests in the spatial history of margins and Islam. The work 1) analyzes the diverse forces of modernity that reshape the cities of Cairo, Islamabad, and Dubai; 2) map out the urban public spaces in these cities and how they are usurped by users; and, 3) reflects on how informality and dialogue transgress normative ideas of modernity professed by liberalism and Islamism, creating new sites and ways of being Muslim in the modern world.

People's Peace: Humanistic Perspectives is a multi-tiered project shedding light on the diverse ways people perform peace, respect, and appreciation for difference in their everyday lives. The project includes a forthcoming edited volume of chapters by leading US-based peace scholars, a series of workshops for junior faculty in Pakistan on conceiving research projects on peace and teaching peace in the classroom, and a faculty research and reading seminar at ASU.

Key research areas:

Cultural Anthropology, Islam, Pakistan, South Asia, the Muslim world, globalization, urban transformation, postcoloniality, Dubai, Cairo, everyday ethics and peace

Research Group

Religion and Global Citizenship

Islamic Studies Research Alliance

People's Peace

Transcending Hate: Neighbors, Refugess, and Everyday Ethics

Publications

BOOK

Nation, Territory and Globalization in Pakistan: Traversing the Margins. London: Routledge Press, 2012.

EDITED BOOK

Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency, and Influence. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014 (co-edited with Yasmin Saikia)

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

“Being Muslim, Being Cosmopolitan: Transgressing the Liberal Global,” Journal of International and Global Studies 7:1 (2015), pp. 32-49.

“Dialogical Din and Everyday Acts of Peace: An Islamic Perspective,” in Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency, and Influence. Yasmin Saikia and Chad Haines, editors. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014.

“Introduction: Situating Peace, Islam, and Women in the Everyday,” in Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency, and Influence. Yasmin Saikia and Chad Haines, editors. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014 (Co-author with Yasmin Saikia).

“Cracks in the Façade: Landscapes of Hope and Desire in Dubai,” in Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global. Ananya Roy and Aihwa Ong, editors. London: Blackwell, 2011.

“Remapping Pakistan’s Liminal Geo-Body along the Silk Route,” in New Approaches to Pakistan. Saeed Shafqat, editor. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2007.

“Colonial Routes: Reorienting the Northern Frontier of British India,” Ethnohistory 51:3 (2004), pp. 135-65.

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
REL 366 Islam in the Modern World
SGS 394 Special Topics
REL 394 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
REL 366 Islam in the Modern World
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SGS 394 Special Topics
REL 394 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 591 Seminar
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 690 Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
REL 366 Islam in the Modern World
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
SGS 394 Special Topics
POS 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 207 Ritual, Symbol, and Myth
REL 366 Islam in the Modern World
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 690 Reading and Conference
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
REL 207 Ritual, Symbol, and Myth
REL 366 Islam in the Modern World
REL 690 Reading and Conference

Presentations

  • Chad Haines. Towards an Epistemology of the Alley: Negotiating Muslimness in the Everyday. Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion (Nov 2014).
  • Chad Haines. Islam in the Streets: Struggling to Understand Islam in the 21st Century. Invited Visiting Lecture, Center for the Study of Global Islam, Lehigh University (Nov 2014).
  • Chad Haines. Disrupting the Master Plan: Sociality, Cosmopolitanism, and Din in Aabpara Market, Islamabad. 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia (Oct 2014).
  • Chad Haines. Seeking Human Connections in Global Disjunctures: Fieldnotes from Across the Muslim World. Invited Lecture, Department of Social Sciences, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (May 2013).
  • Chad Haines. Reading Muslim: Towards a Dialogical Approach to Translation Studies. 3rd Baghdad International Translation Conference; Iraq, Baghdad (May 2013).
  • Chad Haines. Ethics of the Everyday: Reflections on the Making of Urban Publics in Pakistan. Annual Conference of the Association of Asian Studies (Mar 2013).
  • Chad Haines. Adab as Ethics: Negotiations of the Everyday in South Asian Islam. Annual Conference of the Association of Asian Studies (Mar 2013).
  • Chad Haines. Traces of Muslim Modernities in Dubai, Cairo, and Islamabad. Invited Lecture, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology, American U (Feb 2013).
  • Chad Haines. From Tahrir Square to Aabpara Market: Towards a Spatiality of Everyday Ethics. International Workshop (May 2012).
  • Chad Haines. Global Dialogue on the Advancement of Humanities in Higher Education. Global Dialogue on the Advancement of Humanities in Higher Education (Jan 2012).
  • Chad Haines. Global Dialogue on the Advancement of the Humanities in Muslim Societies. Global Dialogue on the Advancement of the Humanities in Muslim Societies (Jan 2012).

Service

  • Friendship Village Kaffee Klatsch, Presentation (2012 - Present)
  • Arizona Republic, Interviewee (2012 - Present)
  • Dawn News, Interviewee (2012 - Present)
  • President's Community Enrichment Program, Presenter (2012 - 2012)