Bilal Malik

Bilal Malik

Allston Burr Resident Dean, Leverett House, & Asst. Dean of Harvard College
Bilal Malik


Research and Teaching Interests: Islam, Education, Seminaries/Madrasas, Islamism/Political Islam, Sufism, Secularism, South Asia/Pakistan.

Bilal Malik's interests lie in the anthropology of Religion (particularly Muslim piety and Islamist politics) and the Anthropology of Education. His research is based at a madrasa or Islamic seminary in Pakistan, and he is particularly interested in the relationship between political ideologies and everyday practices, and the co-constitution of 'religious tradition' and 'secular modernity' in contemporary Islamic seminaries. In addition to being a half-time lecturer in Anthropology, he serves as Resident Dean of Leverett House, the largest of Harvard College's houses with ~500 students. He teaches two seminars: "(Mis)Understanding Islam Today" and "Schools in Culture, Culture in Schools."


Contact Information

Harvard College, Leverett House
Leverett F-05
28 DeWolfe St
Cambridge, MA 02138