Arvin Alaigh

PhD candidate in World History

I completed my undergraduate studies at the College of William & Mary in 2015, where I studied Government and American Studies. I went on to earn my MPhil at Cambridge (Political Thought & Intellectual History) in 2017, where I wrote my dissertation on the writings of Frantz Fanon in the greater political context of the Algerian Revolution. A few years later, I began my PhD studies back here at Cambridge — I'm studying race, caste, and freedom primarily examined through the political thought of Fanon, B.R. Ambedkar, and Mahatma Gandhi. My work is supervised by Dr Shruti Kapila.

Outside of the PhD, I work in progressive political organizing in the United States.