Mr. Writer (and his cat, Scratchy)
Mr. Writer (AKA Ahmed H. Sharma) is a Historian, Educator, and Journalist. Born and raised in Houston, TX, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Houston. Currently, he resides in San Antonio, TX where he is pursuing a Master’s Degree in History at the University of Texas in San Antonio.
His main research interests are 20th century Race, Ethnicity, and Islamic identity. Currently, he is examining the intramural relationship between Indo-Pakistani immigrants and African American Muslims in Houston in the late twentieth century.
Other historical areas of interest include: 20th century Political History, Urban History, Metropolitan History, History of Emotions, African American Studies, Islamic Studies, Contemporary Islamic Thought, Intellectual History, and Historical Memory.
He also volunteers as a Citizen Historian for The 1947 Partition Archive, where he has recorded survivors and witnesses of the separation between India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
As a journalist, he serves as a volunteer Staff Writer for AsAm News and has contributed for News4SanAntonio and FoxSanAntonio. In both respects, he has written from soft news such as entertainment, to hard-hitting news involving politics and social awareness.
However, this is a blog that features more than academic or journalist work:
Mr. Writer is also an avid film-buff. He enjoys drama, comedy, crime films, psychological thrillers, romance and lately, the super-hero films Marvel has been releasing.
Musical interests include Blues, Rock and Roll, 90’s and late 80’s hip hop and rap music.
When he is not writing, his hobbies include spending time with family, friends, and his cats, reading, watching plays, listening to music, watching and collecting movies.
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