Sameen Ali is a Co-Investigator on the History Education and Classrooms theme together with Tania Saeed, Duong Keo and Catriona Pennell.
Sameen brings expertise in governance and development to the EdJAM project to explore innovative pedagogical practices to teaching and learning the violent past.
Sameen completed her PhD in Politics and International Studies from SOAS University of London in 2018. Her thesis focused on bureaucratic politics and patterns of governance in Pakistan, with a particular focus on the education and irrigation bureaucracies in Punjab. Sameen’s work has been published in World Development and Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. Sameen is a co-Director of the Women in Public Service in Pakistan Oral History Archive project based at LUMS, Principal Investigator on a project that seeks to understand the supply and demand of immunization services in Punjab, and Co-Investigator on a project to develop an application to support the work of human rights defenders in Pakistan.
Sameen draws inspiration in her work from the teachers who taught her to think critically. She hopes to encourage the same inquiring spirit in her own students.