Aligarh: Dr Aziz Faisal, Assistant Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) passed away after a brief illness.
Extending condolences, AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor said, “I express my deep sadness about Dr Faisal’s death. The whole AMU fraternity mourns his untimely demise. He was an excellent and influencing researcher and faculty member”.
“It is with profound sadness to hear that Dr Faisal has passed away. I remember very well the many contributions he made to the University community. I like to send my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to his bereaved family”, said Prof Azra Musavi (Director, Centre for Women’s Studies).
Dr Faisal was a member of several academic bodies including the Aligarh Historian Society, India, Indian History Congress and All India Women’s Association. He also worked as a research investigator for the Centre for Research in Electoral and Social Trends in India and State and Society Project of Bangalore University, Ohio State University and University of California.
Besides teaching Women Studies, Dr Faisal also taught history at the Women’s College and the Department of History in AMU. He published research papers in peer-reviewed journals and wrote book reviews. Gender history was his thrust area.
Dr Faisal completed his Ph.D from AMU in 2008. He also did his BA an MA in history from AMU in 1996 and 1998 respectively.