I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Sociology Department in August 2019. My research uses ethnographic methods to explore new theoretical mechanisms of gendered exclusion. My dissertation focused on ways that women in developing world contexts such as Pakistan, contest bias, forge alliances and pursue dignity at work and in their intimate lives.
My paper about gendered authority in the Pakistani police force recently received honorable mention for the Shils-Coleman Prize from the American Sociological Association’s Theory Section.
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the American Association of University Women and a Fulbright Scholarship.