Class of 2022
BSc (Honors) Social Development & Policy
Minor: History

Aspiration Statement

I am inclined towards historical research and hope to pursue a career in academia. I also want to pursue postgraduate studies in History or Political Theory. My primary focus is on South Asian history, political history and theory, and intellectual history.

Core Skills

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Archival Research
  • Document Analysis
  • Literature Reviews
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Writing Skills


Leadership / Meta-curricular

  • Internship, The Citizens Foundation
  • RAship under Dr. Jessica Werneke at Habib University
  • Designed Arzu Anthology's book cover for its Volume II

Internship / Volunteer Work

  • Assistant Manager - The Citizens Foundations (Jul 2022 - present)
  • Research Assistant - Habib University (September 2021- November 2021)
  • Program Intern - Borderless (February 2021 - June 2021)
  • Research Assistant - Marvi Mazhar & Associates (July 2020- August 2020)

Publications / Creative Projects

  • A research paper on the emergence of Art Deco architecture in Karachi, its contribution to the urban fabric, and its political significance in Karachi's urban history.
  • A research paper to critically inquire the manic 'development' carried out on the strip of Karachi's coastline from Emaar to China Port using an interdisciplinary approach.

Final Year Project

Project Title

Understanding State-sanctioned Genocidal Rapes of 1971: A Historical and Ontological Study


This thesis is an investigation of state-sanctioned genocidal rape by militaries, specifically, the rationale behind its use in warfare and conflicts. By situating this theoretical and historical exploration in South Asia, the following thesis is an attempt to answer the question of: Why did the West Pakistan military carry out genocidal rapes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War? This paper will utilize critical postcolonial theory and queer theory to approach the aforementioned topic. I will first trace the genealogy of the West Pakistani military from colonial times to 1971, and consult archival material and through critical discourse analysis, I will analyze and explain the political ontology that undergirds the sovereign power of the West Pakistan military that underpin the use of genocidal rape.