Trans rights preceding gay rights may be surprising to many observers, but it is not an anomaly and Western regimes of gender and sexuality are not universal.
Originally published in the JHU Politik on February 23, 2014.
I was interviewed by Nina Porzucki for Public Radio International’s “The World” radio program, featured in this April 23, 2013 story on being a young American Muslim in the post-9/11 United States.
They killed another boy yesterday. His name was Michael Brown, and he was 18 years old.
My reflections after reading Sara Ahmed’s “Feminist Killjoys (And Other Willful Subjects).”
(Sex) Object Recognition: Scientific Evidence That We Perceive Sexualized Women As Objects, Not Human Beings
Originally published in the Spring 2013 issue of the Hopkins Undergraduate Research Journal (HURJ).
This was my response to Isobel Coleman’s “Gender Disparities, Economic Growth and Islamization in Pakistan” (2004), an assigned reading for my Politics of South Asia class.
Originally published in the JHU Politik on April 22, 2013.
On the origins of the word “Islam” and how we conceptualize religion.
Originally published in Elias Isquith’s Jubilee on February 20, 2013.