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

Aspiration Statement

I want to have a career in academia and to pursue my postgraduate studies in English Literature.

Core Skills

  • Qualitative Research Skills
  • Academic Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Research

Academic Awards / Achievements

  • Dean's List, Spring 2021
  • Dean's List, Fall 2020


Leadership / Meta-curricular

  • Tezhib Managerial Editor

Internship / Volunteer Work

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant - University of IIlinois Chicago (Aug 2022 - present)
  • Research Associate - Global Health Directorate (January 2021 - April 2021)
  • Research & Teaching Assistant - Eric Shahzar (Nov 2020 - Aug 2021) | Part-time
  • Research Assistant - Arif Hasan (July 2020 - August 2020)
  • Managerial Editor - Tezhib: Undergraduate Research Journal

Publications / Creative Projects

  • Female Mobility: Women Traversing Gendered Public Spaces in Karachi: Published in Tezhib Volume I
  • Greater Visibility: DAWN Newspaper
  • Precedent from History: DAWN Newspaper,
  • An Unremembered Past: The Desi Collective
  • Maskless-ness: Crack The Spine

Final Year Project


This project uses Puar's theorization of the biopolitics of debility. I use this concept in relation to Butler's ideas on precarity and Agamben's theorization of bare life to chart out a yet undefined space through which neoliberal systems of recognition can be threatened. This dismantling is premised on recognition amongst communities, building solidarities and affinities amongst precarious and debilitated subjects. I am exploring the realization of these affinities through a literary analysis of Rankine's Citizen and Sacco's Palestine.