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PhD Candidate (Toronto), M.A. (Waterloo), B.A. (Toronto)
Theoretical Interests: Political Economy, Comparative Politics, and International Relations.
I am pursuing doctoral degree at the University of Toronto. My research focuses on the comparative political economy of local finance with an area interest in China. My research is funded by the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
My coauthored (with Andrew F. Cooper, Bessma Momani and Shannon Majowicz) journal articles appeared in Global Policy, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, India Quarterly, Global Health Governance, Digest of Middle East Studies, Contexto Internacional (in Portuguese), and International Organization Research Journal (in English and Russian).
My op-ed articles appeared in The Globe and Mail of Canada, The Diplomat, The Express Tribune of Pakistan, and The Daily Star and bdnews24.com of Bangladesh.
I am also the founding Managing Editor of China Open Research Network at the University of Toronto. Earlier, I co-founded a charity group in Toronto called RiFF which aimed to serve two purposes. First, it promoted local artists and musicians by providing them a platform for performance. Second, it helped raising funds for various social causes. RiFF’s past programs in Toronto include charity concert, painting exhibitions, satires, and folk music (see the RiFF Charity section of this website).