Education

  • Ph.D. in literature at Columbia University
  • Trained in Anthropology at Columbia, the London School of Economics, and Hamilton College.

Research

I am interested in understanding a range of forms of inequality in the contemporary world and how they impede the possibilities for historically autonomous action by social collectivities in the South. As such, my work also explores the possibilities of critical knowledge of these societies within the dominant practices of the modern humanistic disciplines.

Publications

Books

Co-Edits:

  • “Why I Am not a Postsecularist” journal boundary 2.
  • “Critical Secularism” journal boundary 2.
  • Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives (Minnesota).

Field of Interest

Islam and modernity and South Asia and the cultural politics of Jewish identity in Western Europe