Dr. Farid Panjwani, Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D from Oxford University in the philosophy of education, investigating the role that faith schools play in fostering a common learning culture. Prior to joining the Institute, he worked on an international curriculum development project on Muslim cultures.
With a background in the Philosophy of Education, International Development and Islamic Studies, Dr. Panjwani is particularly interested in the interface between religious and citizenship education, and the philosophical questions posed by the need for social cohesion in contemporary multicultural societies. His work deals additionally, with forms of social and political marginalisation and relationships between culture and economy.
At the Institute, Dr. Panjwani teaches courses entitled Approaches to the Study of Religion and Traditions of Learning: Modes, Meaning and Transformations.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 020 7380 3866
Publications (since joining AKU-ISMC)
Chapters in Books / Encyclopaedias
- Jamal, A. & Panjwani, Farid, (2012) 'Having faith in our schools: struggling with definitions of religion', Hunter-Henin (eds.) Law, religious Freedoms and Education in Europe, pp. 69-86, London: Ashgate
- Panjwani, Farid, (2009) 'A Destructive Vacuum: The Marginalisation of Local Knowledge and Reassertion of Local Identities', Sadria (ed.), Multiple Modernities in Muslim Societies, Aga Khan Award for Architecture/IB Tauris
- Panjwani, Farid, (2008) 'Religion, Citizenship and Hope: Civic Virtues and Education about Muslim Traditions', Arthur/Davis/Hahn (eds.), Sage Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy, Sage Publications, London
- Panjwani, Farid, (2007) 'Because my religion says so: democratic theory and internal diversity in religions', Muslim-Jewish Dialogue in a 21st Century World, pp. 38-51, Centre for Minority Studies, History Department, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham
- Panjwani, Farid, (2004) 'Religious education in Pakistan: salvation or subjugation?', in Satterthwaite et al, eds., Educational Counter-Cultures: Confrontations, Images, Vision, pp. 85-100, Staffordshire: Trentham Books
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
- Panjwani, Farid, (2012) Fazlur Rahman and the Search for Authentic Islamic Education: A Critical Appreciation.' Curriculum Inquiry, vol. 42 (1), pp. 33-55
- Panjwani Farid, (2005) 'Agreed syllabuses and un-agreed values: religious education and missed opportunities for fostering pluralism.' British Journal of Educational Studies, vol. 53 (3), pp. 373 -393
- Panjwani, Farid, (2004) 'The 'Islamic' in Islamic education: analysis of a discourse.' Contemporary Issues in Comparative Education, vol. 7 (1)
Workshop/Seminar Participation (Invited Speaker)
- Potentials and limits of drawing educational implications from Islamic scholarship, Educational implications of past Islamic scholarship for the present challenges of higher education, Dubai campus of the Islamic Azad University of Iran, December 2011.
- Education, Religion and Citizenship according to Muslim tradition, thought and practices, First United Nation Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Summer School, University of Aveiro, August 17, 2010.
- Religion as a challenge to faith schools: the case of Muslim school, OUDE Research Seminars, Department of Education, University of Oxford, May 18, 2010.
- Linking Citizenship and Religious Education: Implications of internal diversity within religions, Nuffield Foundation Seminar on the Future of Citizenship Education, London, October 15, 2006.
- Religious and Citizenship Education: How the twin shall meet?, Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christchurch University, October 13, 2006.
- Muslim Cultures: Mosaic not a Monolith, Queen Mary College, University of London, London, July, 2006.
- Teaching Emotive Issues concerning Muslim history, Teaching Emotive and Controversial Issues in Schools, presentation at a research series as organised by the Historical Association and Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, June 24, 2006.
- Worship and practice in Muslim contexts, Summer Academy, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, Cambridge, August, 2003; August 2005; August 2006; August 2007 (McGill University, Montreal).
- And judgement belongs to Allah: diversity of values and practices among Muslims, Faculty of Education, Plymouth University, March 14, 2005.
- Many Islams, many Muslims, Leadership Orientation Programme, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, December 5, 2004.
- When Shakespeare meets Rumi: Walking the bridge across cultures, SACRE (Advisory body on religious education), East Sussex, 2003.
- Change and continuity in Indian cultures, Cambridge University Asia Law and Business Association, Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, 2002.
- Two languages: Some reflections on calibrating citizenship and religio-cultural identities, Cambridge University, Centre for Islamic Studies & British Council, March 2012.
- Muslims’ in politics: some critical philosophical reflections on religion and citizenship, University of Edinburgh, Centre for Islamic Studies, UK, April 2012.
- Religious Education and Islam, conference on 'Islamophobia, Islam and Education', British Educational research Association (BERA), March 4, 2010, University of East London
- Faith Schools and the question of religious plurality: the case of Islam, Commitment, Character and Citizenship: Exploring Religious Schooling in Liberal Democracies, St. Edmond's College, Cambridge, February 9-11, 2007.
- Muslims and Citizenship Issues: Some reflections, Comparative Study of Jews and Muslims in Britain, Europe and North America, Royal Holloway, University of London, June 22-23, 2006.
- Stories of the pre-Islamic prophets (kisas al-anbiya): their history and functions in Muslim religious cultures, Reasons of the Heart: Myth, Meaning and Education, University of Edinburgh, Edingburgh, September 9-12, 2004.
- Issue in religious education: the case of Pakistan, Discourse, power, resistance in education, Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth, April, 2003.
- Portraying Islam: the Ta'lim experience, Muslim Education in Europe, The Association of Muslim Social Scientists, Berlin, 2002.
- Uses and abuses of religion in conflict situations, Roundtable conference on 'Spirituality and Conflict Transformation', YMCA, Geneva, October 30- November 1, 1998.