About me

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I am a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London, and a Lecturing Fellow at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. I hold a PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics, and work on projects related to Islam, foreign policy, international law, social norms and human rights.  


I hold an MA in Middle East Studies from Harvard University, and a BA in Politics and French from Princeton University and have worked at USAID, the Council on Foreign Relations, and as a staff writer for Policymic. I also write blogs for The London GlobalistMic.com, and The Huffington Post.