I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago. My primary subfield is comparative politics, and my research agenda centers broadly on the politics of colonialism, state-building, and nationalism. My dissertation investigates the ways in which colonial administrators’ attitudes toward class shaped governance in nineteenth-century British India. My research has been supported by various centers at the University of Chicago, including the Committee on South Asian Studies, the Nicholson Center for British Studies, and the Division of the Social Sciences.

You can access my CV here.

Before joining the University of Chicago in 2014, I received my BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2011, and spent the intervening years teaching mathematics at a public school in Houston, TX through Teach For America.

I can be reached by email at fmsajid@uchicago.edu.