Welcome to my website. I am a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. I specialize in comparative politics, comparative political behaviour, and comparative public opinion. I am also a Research Fellow of the Policy, Elections, and Representation Lab (PEARL) in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and a Co-organizer of the University of Toronto Political Behavior Group. In addition, I co-founded the Quantitative Methods Research Cluster, and also served as a Representative of the Comparative Politics Area Group in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto.


My primary research agenda investigates the political consequences of the ethical distance, defined as a mismatch between an individual citizen’s views and the views of their society on ethical matters. Using six conjoint experiments fielded across two surveys of nearly 6000 Americans and Canadians, I provide a theory of ethical distance to understand the current declines in democratic attitudes and political behaviour in established democracies. In a related, secondary agenda, my research considers the impact of local candidates, ideological differences, and population size on democratic representation, and political behaviour. I employ a variety of methods–including surveys, experiments, observational data, and textual data–to examine these and other topics. My work has been published in the Journal of European Social Policy and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. You might be interested in my ongoing research projects and future research agenda.


As a course instructor for the past four years at the University of Toronto, I have been teaching a year-long, undergraduate-level course in quantitative methods, a requisite for political science specialists. In addition, I have taught an intermediate-level quantitative methods course, which is part of the University of Toronto’s broader quantitative methods curriculum in the Department of Political Science. I have also taught a range of substantive and methods courses for undergraduate and public policy master’s students, as well as PhD students at the University of Michigan, University of Toronto, and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin as a teaching assistant. You might be interested in my teaching on the use of statistics and statistical reasoning and other substantive courses. I encourage you to see the attached documents for numeric summaries of my teaching evaluations, including the narrative comments made by my students. You can also read further details about my teaching evolutions


I received a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School in Berlin in 2016, majoring in quantitative policy analysis. I also received a Master of Social Sciences (2012) and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (2011) from the University of Dhaka with a distinction in Political Science. I completed an internship at the United Nations Headquarters (the UN Secretariat) in New York, USA, in 2015. 


My CV is available here.