2020 Graduate Fellow
Meher Ali is a first-year PhD student in the Department of History. Her research interests include questions of popular protest, urban politics, media practice and postcolonial nation-building in modern South Asia. She hopes to incorporate DH methods of spatial analysis in her work, and as a CDH Fellow, will be working on an exploratory visual mapping project via ArcGIS: tracing geographies of urban protest in early post-independence Pakistan (Lahore, Karachi, Dhaka). Meher is also invested in the public humanities, including projects of historical exhibition, popular archiving, and community outreach. As such, she hopes to explore and utilize digital methods for not only her own immediate research, but also the development of larger-scale digital archiving projects in the future.