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A brief note on the Indian Supreme Court’s recognition of transgender rights

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.

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“Self-Defense” For Whom? The Not-So-Curious Case Of Marissa Alexander

Originally published in the JHU Politik on February 23, 2014.

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Featured in: “Navigating the New Normal: Young American Muslims Coming of Age Post 9/11”

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.

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Thoughts on “feminist killjoys”

My reflections after reading Sara Ahmed’s “Feminist Killjoys (And Other Willful Subjects).”

December 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

(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).

May 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

This is not feminism

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.

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“The Best Of The Best”? Hopkins Fails Its Students On The Middle East

Originally published in the JHU Politik on April 22, 2013.

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A religion, defined

On the origins of the word “Islam” and how we conceptualize religion.

March 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Transparency” and the Conditions of Public Support for Drone Strikes

Originally published in Elias Isquith’s Jubilee on February 20, 2013.

February 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ibrahim Project, June 10: A cold welcome at Ben Gurion Airport

Almost anyone who visits Israel knows to expect a relatively hard time at airport customs. Google the subject and you’ll find an abundance of information on preparing for the occasion, as well as many blog posts…
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January 22, 2013 · 3 Comments