Researcher at the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET), Lund University
I am a Researcher at the Swedish South Asian Studies Network at Lund University. I am working on a project that examines the history and sociology of Afghan refugees and asylum-seekers in the United States and Sweden since the Cold War. I am also a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.
I have a published a monograph with Palgrave Macmillan. Articles have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Conversation, The Independent, Modern Intellectual History, Nidabe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Middle East Studies, Open Democracy, and History of Political Thought.
I am the Founding President of the UC Berkeley Humanities and Social Sciences Association.
I have taught at San Quentin Prison University Project, Berkeley City College, UC Berkeley, Lund University and Stanford.
I have also been a freelance writer and researcher for American immigration attorneys for over two years.
External expert, Swedish Migration Agency
Researcher , Lund University
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
Lecturer, Stanford University
Volunteer faculty, San Quentin Prison University Project
Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, Berkeley
European University Institute, PhD, History
A populist myth about immigration courts and public opinion: evidence from the US and Sweden, Open Democracy
The impact of forced migration on Afghanistan's domestic politics and foreign relations, Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Migrant smuggling, reasons for fleeing, and uses of asylum capital among Afghan asylum seekers in Sweden, Nidaba: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Middle East Studies
Shades of the prison-house, The Times Literary Supplement
Afghanistan: Permanent Crisis of Legimitacy, The Times Literary Supplement
The afterlife of idealism: The impact of new idealism on British historical and political thought, 1945-1980, Palgrave Macmillan
Eugenics and pragmatism: F.C.S. Schiller's philosophical politics, Modern Intellectual History