Field Projects

In the summer of their second year, GPISH students conduct a research project which can serve as a basis for continued post-graduate study or career development. The field project gives students an opportunity to produce an original piece of research and gives them direct experience of the lived context of the theories they are exposed to during the Graduate Programme. Students are encouraged to make connections between historical and contemporary issues during this time and to understand the social context of knowledge.  

Below is a list of the most recent field projects:

  • Themes, layouts, and symbols found at Al-Azharinfo-icon Park
  • Integration through education: A case study of Syrian Ismaili Refugees in Germany
  • From Islamiyat to Hikmainfo-icon: A case study of Habib University's Hikma course and its changing approach towards the study of Islam in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Interfaith marriages: A case study of Ismailis in Dar es Salaminfo-icon, Tanzania
  • The experiences of first-generation Ismailis in their relocation to Tokyo, Japan and their interactions with Japanese society
  • Ismaili legal system in the modern period: A Case-study of the Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Board in Toronto, Canada
  • Realities for women entrepreneurs in Kenya
  • Youth Entrepreneurship as a means of tackling the crises of youth unemployment in Kenya: A case study of SCALE Program Aga Khaninfo-icon Foundation Kenya