Qadri Ismail (photo: University of Minnesota)
Qadri Ismail (photo: University of Minnesota)

 Qadri Ismail

Visiting Scholar, 2015

Qadri Ismail was Associate Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. It was with great sadness that the CHR learnt of Qadri’s passing in 2021. The enormity of his scholarly influence on CHR colleagues was highlighted at the 2021 Winter School, where guest lecturer Ajay Skaria (University of Minnesota) delivered the lecture “The subaltern and the minor; for Qadri Ismail.” Among many other references to Qadri’s work, Maurits van Bever Donker began his presentation by citing Qadri’s seminal work Culture and Eurocentrism. Qadri will be deeply missing and will continue to shape our intellectual trajectory.


Aamir R. Mufti, “Qadri and I: A Personal Remembrance.” Read here

University of Minnesota, “In Memoriam: Professor Qadri Ismail Brilliant thinker, inspiring teacher, loyal friend” Read here



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