Sussex Asia Centre

Prof Magnus Marsden

Magnus Marsden is Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Asia Centre at the University of Sussex. His work is centrally concerned with the study of Asia's Muslim societies. Magnus has conducted extensive fieldwork in Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan, as well as with  diasporic communities from this region in the Gulf, Eastern Europe, and China. He is the author of Living Islam: Muslim Religious Experience in Northern Pakistan (Cambridge, 2005), and Trading Worlds: Afghan Merchants across Modern Frontiers (Oxford, 2015). He also jointly authored with B.D Hopkins Fragments of the Afghan Frontier (Oxford, 2015) and has co-edited Anthropological Approaches to Muslim Worlds (Springer 2013, and Beyond Swat (Oxford 2013). He sits on the International Advisory Board of Central Asian Survey and the Editorial Board of Modern Asian Studies.