I am an Assistant Professor at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. I was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. I completed my PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2018. My writing has appeared in War on the Rocks, Washington Post, E-International Relations, and the Duck of Minerva. My research has been presented at the International Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, and the Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security (PIPES) at the University of Chicago.

I am originally from Pakistan and grew up in and around Chicago. I completed my M.A. from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago and my B.A. from North Central College in Naperville, IL.