School of Global, Urban, and Social Studies
College of Design and Social Context
Qamar Abbas Jafri is a PhD candidate at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS) in RMIT University Australia. His PhD research project relates to social capital (civic networks) and its role in peace-building among interethnic and inter-religious communities in Pakistan. The project investigates the spatial aspects of conflict urbanism (the cultural, infrastructural, and neighbourhood damages in cities) in Pakistan. He holds certificates/training in project management, research commercialisation, creative and critical thinking, and theory and practice of conflict and mediation. Mr Jafri received his Master of Science degree in sociology from the International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. He has worked as a lecturer in sociology, and as a research associate and project officer in educational and development organisations. His research interests include interdisciplinary research methods, social capital theory, peace theory, ethnic conflicts, religious extremism and violence, community cohesion, and geospatial research (network analysis).
Fields of Research: Sociology