Ali Khan is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. He is also the Dean of the School. His research interests vary from labour issues to popular culture in Pakistan focusing particularly on cinema and sports. Ali Khan's book Representing Children: Power, Policy and the Discourse on Child Labour in the Football Manufacturing Industry of Pakistan was published in 2007 by Oxford University Press. He was also the General Editor for a series of seven books on Sociology and Anthropology in Pakistan. Two major pieces of research resulted in co-authored and edited books on cricket - Cricket Cauldron (I.B.Tauris, 2013) – and Pakistani cinema – Cinema and Society (Oxford University Press, 2016). A second edited collection on cinema – Film and Cinephilia - came out in 2020. His latest monograph, Cricket in Pakistan: Nation, Identity and Politics was published by Oxford University Press in 2022. Ali Khan has an MPhil and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in England.