Dr Mujib Abid

Dr Mujib Abid
Dr Mujib Abid

Dr Mujib Abid is an Afghan-Australian scholar of modern Afghan history, peace studies and political theory. Mujib’s work foregrounds critical traditions that self-locate in the Global South, including postcolonial and decolonial approaches, as well as other traditional and Islamic knowledge perspectives.

Mujib’s PhD thesis interrogated Afghan encounters with colonial modernity, examining modernist power and politics of dissent in Afghanistan. The work is also an attempt at theorising embodied and representational agency against coloniality from the geohistorical location of Afghanistan. He is currently developing a project that will study the social and cultural dimensions of post-2001 Australian involvement in the ‘war on terror’ and statebuilding regimes in Afghanistan. Mujib is co-founder of the Salaam Center for Dialogue (SCD), a Virginia-based non-profit organisation that specialises in dialogue facilitation, peace research, and advocacy. Mujib holds a Ph.D from the University of Queensland, a Master's Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney and a B.A. from the American University of Afghanistan. He currently teaches as a sessional lecturer at two institutions, the Southern Cross University and Australian Catholic University.