I am a post-doctoral fellow with the Weatherhead Scholars Program at Harvard University. My primary research focuses on the effect of armed conflicts on religiosity and how religious traditions help civilians cope with the adverse effects of war and displacement. My second line of research examines the effectiveness of international interventions to rebuild security institutions in the context of armed conflicts.
My prior research has been published by the American Economic Review, the British Journal of Political Science, the Oxford University Press, and other outlets.
Before pursuing my Ph.D., I taught at the American University of Afghanistan and worked as a consultant for the World Bank for five years. I led several field experiments and large-scale surveys in Afghanistan and Turkey.
I received a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, an M.Phil in international development from Oxford University, and a B.A. in political science (with highest honors) from UC Berkeley. Prior to starting university, I studied Islamic theology and jurisprudence for six years.
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