Mashail Malik is a postdoctoral fellow and incoming Assistant Professor at the Department of Government at Harvard University. She specializes in the political psychology of identity. Her book project is an interdisciplinary, mixed-methods inquiry into the rise and fall of ethnic parties in the megacity of Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Malik received a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Beloit College. She is a native of Islamabad, Pakistan.