I'm the Allston Burr Resident Dean of Kirkland House and Assistant Dean of Harvard College, and a lecturer in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Trained in political theory, political philosophy and intellectual history, I work on the question of justice at the intersection of political theory, intellectual history, and science and technology studies. With a focus on medicine and public health, my research addresses the question of health and social justice, biomedical ethics, and the links between medicine and politics, with a geographical focus on the Middle East and a special interest in postcolonial and gender studies. In addition to teaching courses on the history of medicine, public health and gender, I have also taught courses in European and American intellectual history as well as the intellectual history of the modern and contemporary Middle East. I am currently finishing a book manuscript (co-authored with Sherine Hamdy, UC Irvine) on the role of doctors in the Egyptian uprising, and working on another book project on the question of health and social justice and the social roles of doctors in postcolonial Egypt. I am an incoming co-editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS).