About Me

DSC_2574I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago. My primary subfield is comparative politics and my substantive interests center broadly on state-building, nationalism, and the politics of colonialism. My dissertation investigates the ways in which colonial administrators’ attitudes toward class shaped policies and institutions in British India between 1790 and 1870. My research has been supported by the Islamic Scholarship Fund and various centers at the University of Chicago, including the Committee on South Asian Studies, the Nicholson Center for British Studies, and the Social Science Division.

You can access my curriculum vitae 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.

When I am not at my desk, I enjoy playing squash, experimenting in the kitchen, and following Michigan football.

I can be reached at fmsajid@uchicago.edu, or by mail at:

Fahad Sajid
c/o Department of Political Science
5828 S. University Ave., Suite 401
Chicago, IL 60637