Omar Kasmani is a social anthropologist with a background in cultural studies and architecture. His research practice is situated across the study of contemporary Islamic life-worlds, queer and affect theory. He writes on critical notions of intimacy, migrant be/longing and the feeling of thinness in the post-colonial European contemporary. He is the author of Queer Companions: Religion, Public Intimacy and Saintly Affects in Pakistan (Duke University Press, 2022) and Thin Attachments: Writing Berlin in Scenes of Daily Loves (Capacious, 2019). His current book project on migration and belonging turns to autotheory to bring personal memoir to bear on an affective geography of Berlin. Since 2015, he has been associated with the Collaborative Research Center 1171, Affective Societies at Freie Universität Berlin. Born and raised in Karachi, Omar regards himself as a Berliner-by-love.