Dr. Hira Amin | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Hira Amin

Dr. Hira Amin (PhD)

Postdoctoral Researcher
College of Public Policy


Dr. Hira Amin is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University. After completing her PhD in history at the University of Cambridge, she has been involved in various interdisciplinary projects. Her research interests broadly fall under two categories: first is social, cultural, and religious transformations in the modern world; second is global public health, social inclusion, and disability. She has also trained in strategic foresight, systems thinking, Lego Serious Play (LSP), and participatory co-design. She is currently the recipient of multiple research grants that use these various tools and methods, such as education for sustainability and global citizenship; strategic foresight in culture, society, and education in the Qatari context; and systems mapping the disability diagnostics landscape in Qatar.


Research Interests

  • Religious transformations in the modern world
  • Factors that facilitate social, cultural, and changes in identity
  • Disability and social inclusion
  • Strategic Foresight and Systems Thinking


Postdoctoral Researcher

College of Public Policy, HBKU

2023 – Present
  • Visiting Associate Professor

    College of Islamic Studies, HBKU

    2018 – 2022
  • Visiting Lecturer

    Religious Studies, University of Kent



PhD History

University of Cambridge

  • MSc History of International Relations

    London School of Economics

  • BSc Mathematics with Philosophy of Mathematics

    Kings College London


Selected Publications