Zunaira Komal

Zunaira Komal

Position Title
CST PhD Student - 1st Year Cohort

Cultural Studies


Research interests

Homonationalism, creation of the human rights regime, militarized humanitarianisms, the posthuman and Islam, settler colonialism, border studies, war on "terror" and post-cold war politics, surveillance studies, imperial gender-making

Fellowship, Grants, Awards

  • Mellon Comparative Border Studies Graduate Research Fellowship 2017-2018


  • B.A. in History and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis


  • “Homonationalism in South Asia: Human Rights, Gender-Making and the Business of Occupations” at the 46th Annual Conference on South Asia (Oct, 2017)