Fakhruz zaman is currently working as research associate at CSH, collaborating with Christophe Z Guilmoto. He received his PhD from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. During PhD, he looked at politics of Barelwi Islam in India, focusing Syed Pak Makhdum Dargah and Kichaucha Sharif in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. His research interest includes religion and politics, state and regional politics, and the politics of representation.
Previously, Fakhruz zaman worked as a research associate at esteemed institutions such as CWDS, CSDS – Lokniti. He was visiting faculty at the University of Delhi colleges, such as Kamala Nehru College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening College, PGDAV College and Motilal Nehru College. Some of his academic publications are enlisted below.
- Imtiyaz, Aisha and Fakhruz zaman. 2019. “Evaluating Reserved Seats as a Measure of Substantive Representation for Schedule Castes & Schedule Tribes through the Analysis of Parliamentary Questions in the Lok Sabha (1999 2016)”, Journal of Contemporary voice of Dalit (Sage), 11(2), Sage.
- Fakhruz zaman and Aisha Imtiyaz. 2022. “Representing Indian Muslims: Parliamentary Questions as instrument of Evaluating Substantive Representation in the Lok Sabha, 1999-2016”, In, Sudha Pai & Sukhdev Thorat (eds.). Politics of Representation: Historically Disadvantaged Groups in India’s Democracy, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Fakhruz zaman et. al 2023. “Money and Muscle in India’s Democracy: The Rise of Criminal Politicians and Its Impact on Governance”, SSRN https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4373521.