Fahad’s primary subfield is comparative politics and his substantive interests center broadly on state-building, nationalism, and the politics of colonialism. He reached candidacy in July 2017 and his dissertation investigates the ways in which colonial administrators’ normative commitments around class shaped policies and institutions in British India, from taxation to education, between 1790 and 1870. His 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 Social Sciences Division. Click here to visit his website and to access his CV.