Ph.D. Candidate, Development Sociology, Department of Global Development
Marvi holds a B.Sc. in Politics and Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and an M.A. in International Development from the Heller School at Brandeis University, which she attended as a Fulbright scholar. Prior to Cornell, Marvi worked as a development professional in a multitude of contexts including rural community development in Pakistan, and the UN Headquarters in New York City.
Broadly, her research aims to examine how development interventions and actors in the transnational aid industry dialectically interact with social institutions and existing land-based inequalities within local aid-receiving communities in rural Pakistan, embedded in this framework of capitalist modernity.