I am an anti-disciplinary scholar, critical theorist, and ethnographer of South Asia, working on questions of violence and social repair in the borderlands of the disputed territory of Kashmir and its continuity with Northern Pakistan. I also study the afterlife of disasters in the Himalayas and beyond. Noting the erasure of non-normative lifeworlds, particularly in the design of lifesaving and life-sustaining interventions, I write in conversation with decolonial, queer, critical feminist, post-structuralist, Indigenous, subaltern, and critical Muslim thought and how they relate to questions of knowledge construction, human striving, and the waxing and waning of relationships. Collectively, my work seeks to destabilize inherited wisdom on the hyper-vulnerable, non-normative, and extra-ordinarily peripheral.
As a former humanitarian worker, I remain committed to community engagement and social policy and strengthening the public dissemination of research.
Currently, I hold a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto.