Abdoolkarim Vakil studied his BA in History and Economics at York University before becoming a Lecturer in Portuguese Studies, University of Leeds. From there he went on to become a Lecturer in Contemporary Portuguese History, and Head of Department in the Department of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies at King’s College London. Abdoolkarim has recently also become a Lecturer in the Department of History at King’s College London.
Research Interests and PhD Supervision
- Nineteenth and twentieth Century Portuguese Intellectual and Cultural History
- Nationalism, Identity politics, colonialism, postcolonialism
- Islam, Muslims, Muslim politics
Historiography, Historical Representations, Heritage policies and politics;Oliveira Martins and the history of nineteenth century social science;
Nationalist discourses, politics and cultural movements; traditionalism, Integralismo Lusitano Portuguese colonial policy and governance of Muslim communities; contemporary Muslim communities in Portugal and Europe; Islamophobia.
Mr Abdoolkarim Vakil would particularly welcome applications from research students interested in working on topics relating to:
- Nineteenth and twentieth century Portuguese History, Politics, Culture and Society
- Portuguese Intellectual History, Historiography and Cultural politics
- History of Islam and Muslim communities in Europe and the Lusophone world
For more details, please see his full research profile.
Expertise and Public Engagement
Mr Abdoolkarim Vakil is a former Honorary Associate Director of the Institute of Romance Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London and is a joint Editor of the journal Portuguese Studies.
Sayyid, S. & Vakil, A., Nov 2017 Research output: Non-textual form › Web publication/site
Vakil, A., 2013, (Accepted/In press) Race, Racism and Knowledge Production: Debates on History, Political Struggles and the Academy in Europe and the Americas. Araujo, M. & Rodriguez-Maeso, S. (eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Vakil, A., 2012, The British Council. (Muslims in Europe) Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Vakil, A., 2012, Imperial Migrations: Colonial Communities and Diaspora in the Portuguese World . Morier-Genoud, E. & Cahen, M. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 286-296 10 p. (Migrations, Minorities and Citizenship). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Vakil, A., Monteiro, F. A. & Machaqueiro, M., 2011, Coimbra: Almedina. 347 p. Research output: Book/Report › Book
Sayyid, S. (ed.) & Vakil, A. (ed.), 2010, New York: Columbia University Press. Research output: Book/Report › Book
Vakil, A., 2004, In: Revista Lusófona de Ciência das Religiões. III, 5/6, p. 283 - 312 30 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Vakil, A., 2004, In: Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais. 69, p. 17 - 52 36 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Vakil, A., 2003, Fantasmas e Fantasias Imperiais no Imaginário Português Contemporâneo. Ribeiro, M. & Ferreira, A. (eds.). Oporto: Campo das Letras, p. 257 - 297 41 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Vakil, A., 2003, Rethinking Heritage: Cultures and Politics in Europe. Peckham, R. (ed.). London; New York: I.B. Tauris, p. 29 - 44 16 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter