Qamar Jafri holds PhD in Sociology from the School of Global Urban and Social Studies of RMIT University Australia. Qamar's research interests include social identity (ethnic, religious & racial) and peacebuilding in context of Asia-Pacific region. Qamar has published a research on sexual violence, violent extremism, social media, peacebuilding and nonviolent resistance. Qamar is the recipient of Lisle International peace grant 2021, a 2019 Toda Peace Institute Japan policy brief authorship award, a 2018 International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict fellowship on civil resistance, and the 2017 fully funded RMIT International Postgraduate Research scholarship. Previously, Qamar contributed to local development, education and research in Pakistan for more than ten years.