I am an intersectional social justice scholar, critical theorist, and ethnographer working on questions of violence and social repair along the Line of Control in the mountainscapes of Kashmir and its continuity with Northern Pakistan. I also have research interests in environmental violence and "natural" disasters in South Asia and the Himalayas. Noting the erasure of non-normative lifeworlds, 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. A former humanitarian worker, I possess considerable experience in community engagement and social policy and a commitment to strengthening the dissemination of research to non-academic audiences.
Currently, I hold a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto.