PhD candidate at École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales, Paris. Her PhD focuses on identity and sociality as co-constructed practices shaped by photographic production, sharing and interpretation across social media.


  • Doctoral research in Visual Culture Studies & Social Media, EHESS, Paris, since 2010
  • M.A. Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication (Internet Studies), Paris X, Nanterre, 2007 – 2008
  • M.A. French Linguistics, Lahore, Pakistan, 2000


  • Visual Culture Studies
  • Civic Digital Media and Online Activisim
  • Teen activism
  • Digital Ethnography
  • Social Media and Visual Cultures


  • Scientific collaborator and rapid response research publisher at Culture Visuelle, online academic blogging platform for education and research in visual culture, EHESS, since 2010
  • Translator for French Photography journal Études photographiques, 2013, 2016. French to English translations available at Image Sociale
  • Co-organizer of International Graduate Student Seminar : Research in Arts, (CRAL), EHESS. Track on Visual Anthropology and Visual History organized with Jonathan Larcher and Noémie Oxley, 2016
  • Teaching Assistant at Inalco, Department of South East Asia, Hindi, 2014-2015. Courses taught Urdu lexicology & Speaking Comprehension.
  • Co-organizer of International research network The Selfie Researchers Network with Prof. Theresa Senft (lead researcher) 2014
  • Co-organizer of panel Selfies around the world : the Global selfie and its borders, Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR, Daegu, 2014)
  • Teaching Assistant et École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paristech, Département de Communication. 2010 – 2012. Topics taught :La retouche photo et l’image de soi, Sexting et Happy Slapping, Les politiques et les sextos



« Performing Citizenship : Freedom March Selfies by Pakistani Instagrammers », in A. Kuntsman (ed.), Selfie Citizenship, Palgrave Macmilian, 2017

« Personal images in Social networks : A case study on Facebook », in Giovanni B. Artieri (ed.), Gli effeti sociali del web. forme della communicazione e metodologie della ricerca online, FrancoAngeli, 2015

« Transactions visuelles : Facebook, resource de la rencontre amoureuse », Études photographiques, n°31, 2014

« Memes and the profile avatar : online rituals of solidarity and activism », Culture Visuelle, 2012.



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