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About me

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I'm an environmental historian and interdisciplinary scholar with a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and an M.A. in History of Science from the University of Chicago.


I am currently an advanced doctoral student in History at Yale, working at the intersection of global, environmental, and intellectual history to narrate how contingent human interactions constructed the "reef" in Belize, Sri Lanka, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Philippines. See more about my work here.


Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, I'm a journalist, essayist, and critic and the founder and editor of the literary magazine South Asian Avant-Garde.


My work has appeared in The Nation, L.A. Review of Books, NPR, The Baffler, Dissent, Jacobin, The American Prospect, and Catapult, among others.

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