Education

Ph.D in History, Harvard University (2021-Present)
M.Phil in World History, University of Cambridge
B.A. in History, Philosophy, University of Toronto


Research Interests

Global Histories of Islam (ca. 1850s)
Hajj and Muslim Pilgrimage
Indian Ocean Studies
Modern South Asia and Middle East
Political Economy and Marxism in Asia
Epidemics, Quarantine, and Medical History
Archival Studies
Philosophy of History
Film, Photography, and Sound Studies


Conference Presentations

Postponed due to COVID-19: “Hajj, Quarantine, and the Remaking of Kamaran Island: 1881–1951.” McGill Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium. Hosted by McGill University Institute of Islamic Studies. Originally for March 27-28, 2020.


Time and the Shutter: Allochronism and Colonial Photography in the Middle East” for Boundaries: An Undergraduate Research Symposium. Hosted by University of Toronto History Students’ Association. April 26, 2017.


Iranian Modernity and Cinema” for Iranian Modernity: A Graduate Student Symposium. Hosted by University of Toronto’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and Diyar. March 31, 2017.


Time and the Shutter: Temporality, Orientalism, and Colonial Photography in the Middle East” for Theory and Method Symposium. Hosted by University of Toronto Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Iranian Studies Seminar Series, and Iran Namag. December 9, 2016.


Selected Awards


Graduate Tutors Prize for Distinction in a Masters Degree (2019)
Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies Studentship (2018)

New College Registrars’ Graduation Award in the Humanities (2018)
Paul Matthews Memorial Scholarship in the Humanities (2017, 2015)