Teaching and Research Training


Ph.D in Political Science

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Date of completion: December 2019                                                                    

Research Areas: Islamic Political Thought, Comparative Political Theory, Feminist Ethics of Care, Disability Justice and De-Colonial Thought/Praxis

Committee: Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry (UBC), Dr. Barbara Arneil (UBC) and Dr. Joan Tronto (Univ. of Minnesota)

Dissertation: In Hajar’s Footsteps: A De-colonial and Islamic Ethic of Care

Currently being developed into a book manuscript

Master of Arts in Political Science (UBC, 2014)

Thesis: Survival of the Misfits: Dependency Care as a Site for Political Representation

Supervisor: Dr.Barbara Arneil

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (University of Toronto, 2013)                                                       

Majors: Political Science/Ethics, Society and Law

Minor: Writing, Rhetoric and Critical Analysis

Awards: Gordon Cressy Leadership Award (2013)


Visiting Professor (2023-2024)

Elizabeth Rockwell Centre for Ethics and Leadership (University of Houston)

Instructor (Political Science and International Relations)

Columbia College (2017-Present)

PSCI 260 De-Colonizing Development: The Politics of Progress

Courses Taught:

PSCI 210 Introduction to International Relations**

PSCI 100 Introduction to Political Science

**Currently working on articulating a 2nd year course on Identity Politics and an Associate Degree in International Relations

Sessional Instructor (Gender, Race and Social Justice Institute)

University of British Columbia (January 2019)

Sessional Instructor (Department of Political Science)

University of British Columbia (2018)


Research Assistant for Dr. Mark Warren (June 2016-September 2016) 

Responsible for creating case studies and content for Participedia.net on social movements, democratic experimentation and participatory development initiatives in Pakistan and India. Case studies can be read here.

Research Assistant for Dr.Barbara Arneil (May 2015-September 2015)

Topic: The Politics of Affect and the Scottish Enlightenment

Responsible for creating a literature review on disability justice, the politics of the body, affective judgement and the Scottish Enlightenment; writing a book review on cognitive disability and justice. Editing, collating references and assembling the final manuscript for Dr. Arneil’s book on disability and modern political theory. http://politics.ubc.ca/disability-and-political-theory/