In his Ph.D. research, he historicizes the debates on the social hierarchy among Muslims in colonial India by exploring the polemical debate on genealogy and descent that took place among the saiyids (descendants of the Prophet) and the qaṣṣābs (butchers and hide traders) of Amroha in the Rohilkhand region of the United Provinces. He has recently published an article on vernacular Urdu tarīkh texts from Amroha and the genealogies deployed by the saiyid Muslims in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society as part of a special issue. Currently, he is developing a post-doc project on the social hierarchies within the meat, hides, and leather industries in colonial India.
- Soheb Niazi, 2020. Sayyids and Social Stratification of Muslims in Colonial India: Genealogy and Narration of the Past in Amroha, as part of Special Issue on “Historicizing Sayyid-ness: Social Status and Muslim Identity in South Asia”, in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, (https://doi.org/10.1017/S1356186320000358)
- Soheb Niazi, 2017. The Politics of Imagining (in) Urdu in Contemporary India”, in Café Dissensus, Special Issue (33) on Urdu In Contemporary India: Predicaments and Promises. https://cafedissensus.com/2017/03/19/the-politics-of-imagining-in-urdu-in-contemporary-india/
- Soheb Niazi, 2022. Making a Muslim: Reading Publics and Contesting Identities in Nineteenth-Century North India by S. Akbar Zaidi, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol LVII, No. 22.
- Soheb Niazi, 2021. Defending Muhammad in Modernity by Sherali Tareen.
- Soheb Niazi, 2020. The Cambridge Companion to Sayyid Ahmad Khan edited by Yasmin Saikia and M. Raisur Rahman, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 55, No.11.