Affiliated Researchers

Aziz Hakimi

Associated researcher

Political sociologist whose research interests include war and state formation, government-backed militias, masculinities and marriage practices in Afghanistan

Aziz Hakimi holds a PhD from SOAS-University of London. His research interests include political violence, war and state formation, politics of armed groups, and more recently the interlinkages between legal reform, marriage practices and masculinities in Afghanistan.

In collaboration with Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI), Hakimi is co-directing a three-year research project entitled New Afghan Men? Marriage, Masculinities and Gender Politics in Afghanistan. It is a collaborative research initiative between CMI, University of Sussex and Peace Training and Research Organization (PTRO). The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and explores the changing notions of masculinity and marriage practices in contemporary Afghanistan.

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