Aisha  S. Ahmad

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  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics


  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto
  • M.A., University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., McGill University

Aisha S. Ahmad

Associate Professor


Aisha Ahmad is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, the Director of the Islam and Global Affairs Initiative and a Senior Researcher of the Global Justice Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Chair of the Board of Directors of Women in International Security-Canada. She is the author of the award-winning book Jihad & Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power (Oxford University Press, 2017). She has conducted fieldwork in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Mali, Kenya, Iraq, and Lebanon, and has advised both government and international organizations on global security.

Research Interests

  • State Failure
  • Political Economy
  • Political Islam

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