Faisal Kamal, University of Toronto
Faisal Kamal is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His fields of specialization are Comparative Politics and Canadian Politics. Prior to coming to Toronto, Faisal completed an MA in Political Studies from Queen’s University at Kingston, where he researched on the partition of India as a case of state contraction and downsizing. He also holds a BA (Political Science) from the University of Toronto at Mississauga.
His current dissertation lies at the intersection of comparative politics, jurisprudence, and legal theory, public law, and religion. It examines how appellate courts in Bangladesh and Pakistan have defined, structured, and imagined religion in their jurisprudence. His ongoing projects include a co-authored paper on constitutional reengineering in multinational federations and a paper on consociational political thought and theology, with reference to Muslim nationalism in colonial India. His doctoral dissertation is supported by the Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
September - December 2018