Affiliated Researchers

Aziz Hakimi

Affiliated Senior Researcher

Political sociologist focusing on war, policing, legal reform, gender and migration in Afghanistan.

Aziz Hakimi holds a PhD in Development Studies from SOAS-University of London. His research and publications have addressed subjects including war and state formation, policing and local militias, and the intersections between gender, legal reform, marriage practices and migration in Afghanistan.

In collaboration with Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI), Hakimi has co-directed a three-year research project (2016-19) entitled New Afghan Men? Marriage, Masculinities and Gender Politics in Afghanistan. It was a collaborative initiative between CMI, University of Sussex and Peace Training and Research Organization (PTRO). The project was funded by the Research Council of Norway and explored the changing notions of masculinity and marriage practices in contemporary Afghanistan.

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