Sameen Ali, Ph.D.

Lahore University of Management Sciences

City: Lahore

Country: Pakistan

About Me:

Sameen has a PhD in Politics from SOAS University of London. She completed her MSc in Comparative Politics (Research) from the London School of Economics & Political Science, where she was a Commonwealth General Scholar. Sameen is currently an Assistant Professor (Political Science) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan.

Research Interests

Asian Politics


State and Local Politics

Comparative Political Institutions

Public Administration

Political Parties and Interest Groups

Politician-bureaucrat Relations


Bureaucratic Reform


Elite Behaviour


Countries of Interest



My Research:

Sameen's doctoral research focused on the politicisation of the bureaucracy in Pakistan, exploring the use of bureaucratic appointments by both politicians and bureaucrats to achieve particular outcomes.Her teaching and research interests include patterns of bureaucratic appointment, electoral and party politics, election management, and the bureaucracy's interaction with the legal system.