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Sheharyar Imran

2023-24 Graduate Fellow

Sheharyar Imran is a PhD candidate in Political Science specializing in International Relations and Political Theory. His research explores how environmental racism and racial capitalism have shaped the modern world. Sheharyar’s dissertation focuses on the socio-ecological dynamics underlying the political-economic, ideational, and infrastructural bases of world order, including the global spread of private property regimes and land grabbing, racial regimes of sovereignty and belonging, and the transnational expansion of so-called “critical infrastructure” such as dams, pipelines, and prisons.

At Johns Hopkins University, Sheharyar is the 2023-24 Graduate Fellow for the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, 2023-2024 Graduate Research Assistant for Historical Justice with Inheritance Baltimore, and Summer 2023 Research Fellow for the Program in Medicine, Science and Humanities. In Spring 2023, Sheharyar was awarded the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship by the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to teach an upper-level undergraduate seminar titled “Global Political Ecology: Colonialism, Capitalism, Climate Change”. Previously, Sheharyar earned his B.A. in International Studies from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.