Asif Nawaz

Dr. Asif Nawaz

Assistant Professor of History and International Affairs

245 Stevens Hall


Asif Nawaz is an Assistant Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of Maine. Dr. Nawaz received his Ph.D. in Security Studies from Kansas State University and an MPhil and an M.A in Defense and Strategic Studies from Quaid-i-Azam University.

His research focuses on countering violent extremism and the organizational dynamics of terrorism, such as lethality and longevity of terrorist groups. Dr. Nawaz specializes in the Middle Eastern and South Asian politics and his research utilizes interdisciplinary approaches to study the democratic attitudes and the rise of political Islam and terrorism in the Muslim world.

His teaching interests include the history of modern terrorism, political Islam, South Asian, and Middle Eastern military history and politics, and the evolution of modern warfare.