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Mr Abdoolkarim Vakil

Lecturer in Contemporary Portuguese History

Research interests

  • History

Biography

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.

    Research

    Migration
    Cultures in Motion: Diaspora and Migration Studies

    Cultures in Motion: Migration and Diaspora Studies is a forum dedicated to exploring global cultures and how they are shaped by migration and the transnational activities of diasporic groups.

    News

    Abdoolkarim Vakil delivers keynote at 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Muslim Community of Lisbon

    Abdoolkarim Vakil delivers keynote speech to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CIL

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      Research

      Migration
      Cultures in Motion: Diaspora and Migration Studies

      Cultures in Motion: Migration and Diaspora Studies is a forum dedicated to exploring global cultures and how they are shaped by migration and the transnational activities of diasporic groups.

      News

      Abdoolkarim Vakil delivers keynote at 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Muslim Community of Lisbon

      Abdoolkarim Vakil delivers keynote speech to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CIL

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