Muzna Fatima Alvi
Muzna Fatima Alvi is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Michigan State University and a summer 2016 doctoral fellow with the Religious Freedom Project. Her research interests include studying the relationship between ethnic and social identity and its effects on economic, education, and employment outcomes. She is particularly interested in looking at how caste, religious identity, and gender interact within the field of economics. During summer 2016 Alvi is studying the impact of Hindu-Muslim violence on the schooling decisions of Muslim households in India. Alvi has an M.Phil. in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and an M.A. in development studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has previously worked with the Planning Commission of India and the World Bank.