In Septemer 2014, I joined the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy at the Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin after having completed my PhD at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), Freie Universität Berlin. In my PhD thesis, I investigated the recursive interactions between global norms and local contexts by developing a theoretical account of norm translation that draws on arguments advanced in international relations scholarship, social and legal anthropology, and contemporary political philosophy. The empirical core of my thesis is a detailed analysis of translations of global notions of the liberal “rule of law” in non-state justice institutions in rural Bangladesh. My broader research interests include theories of international relations, Comparative Political Thought, ethnographic methods, and South Asian Politics.
Before coming to Berlin, I studied Political Theory at the University of Oxford as well as Politics and Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. I have conducted extensive field research in Bangladesh and worked for two years in development and humanitarian aid projects in Ecuador and Cambodia.