I am a DPhil candidate at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. My thesis, "The Political as Ordinary: Foundational Discourses from South Asia on Spirituality and Politics in Islam", argues for a new historiographical understanding of contemporary Islamic political thought, by showing how religious thinkers within the seminal yet still undocumented South Asian tradition of Qur’anic coherence (nazm) argued for the "ordinary" as the source of political imagination in Islam. My graduate studies were in international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). My undergraduate studies were in government and history at the LSE as well as in theoretical physics at Imperial College London. I also studied international journalism at the LSE, and strategic communication at Johns Hopkins University. I was UROP Researcher for the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (CHoSTM), Imperial College London. I have served in senior technical and leadership roles with UNICEF, UNDP, the WHO, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP), and the Government of Pakistan. I am the co-founder and co-director of the strategic communication firm All-Story, and the policy think tank Pakistan Observatory.