CV

Summary

Currently, a PhD student at the University of Toronto affiliated with the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and Centre for South Asian Studies. 

Education:

PhD Candidate, History of Science, Institute of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto (Current)

MA History of Science, Institute of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto (2015)

BA Specialist History; Minor History and Philosophy of Science, University of Toronto (2015)

Areas of Specialization:       

History and Philosophy of Science and Religion; South Asian Studies; History of Evolutionary Biology; Islam and Science

Publications:

“Darwin or Design: Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan’s Views on Human Evolution“. in The Cambridge Companion to Sayyid Ahmad Khan. Edited by Yasmin Saikia and Raisur Rahim. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

“Re-Examining Complexity: Sayyid Ahmad Khan’s Interpretation of ‘Science” in Islam” in Rethinking History, Science and Religion: Exploring Complexity. Edited by Bernard Lightman ( University of Pittsburg Press, forthcoming)

Conference Presentations

2018

“Science, Islam and Colonial India: Exploring the Complexity Thesis in the Field of Science and Religion” – History of Science Society, Seattle Washington USA

“The Intersection of Christianity, Islam and Science in Colonial India” Science and Religion – Religion and Science – Friend or Foe or Unrelated? Zürich, CH

2017

 “Islam’s Complexity – Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) and the Relationship Between Science and Islam in Colonial India” International Congress for the History of Science, Rio De Janeiro, BR

 “Sir Syed the nechari (naturalist)” History of Science in India Symposium, Christchurch NZ

2016       

“Discarded Perspectives of Darwinism: The Case of India” Binocular Conference, Toronto ON

 

(Select) Lectures and Workshop Activities:

2018       

“Darwin in India: Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s perspective on Human Evolution” Lecture in HPS326: History of Science and Religion, Toronto ON

2016       

“Introduction to Darwinism” Lecture in HPS326: History of Science and Religion, Toronto ON

“Darwinism in Colonial India” IHPST Colloquialism, Toronto ON

2015       

“Psychoanalysis in Colonial India” Keynote address at HPSUS Almagest Journal launch, Toronto ON

 Academic Employment:

Teaching Assitant HPS100: Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology  (Online) IHPST, University of Toronto (2016, 2017, 2018)

Teaching Assistant, HPS326: History of Science and Religion IHPST, University of Toronto (2016, 2018)

Teaching Assistant JHE353: History of Evolutionary Biology IHPST, University of Toronto (2015)

 

Awards, Grants and Fellowships:

Current   University of Toronto Fellowship

2015         Woodsworth College Leadership Award

2014         J.R MacGillivray Fellowship (University College)

2014        Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award

2014        Innis College Leadership Award

2014       University College Merit Award

2013       University College Leadership Bursary

 

Community Engagement:

Finance and University Governance Commissioner for the University of Toronto Graduate Students Union  (2016-2017)                                

Executive-At-Large for the University of Toronto Graduate Students Union (2015-2016)

Course Organizer, “Indigenous Health Histories” (2015-2016)

A collaborative project between the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Medicine. Teaching a High School COOP credit in historical studies

 Orientation Coordinator for Woodsworth College at the University of Toronto (2014-2015)

 Orientation Executive for Innis College at the University of Toronto (2013- 2014)

 First-Year Learning Communities (FLC) Program mentor (2013-2014)

 Off-Campus Commissioner, University College Literary and Athletic Society (UCLIT) (2013-2014)

Languages:

English: fluent in writing, speaking and reading

French: reading  (with dictionary)

Urdu: fluent in speaking and reading

Hindi: Fluent in speaking

 

Academic Affiliations:

Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Toronto

History of Science Society  (HSS)

Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS)

 

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