Since 2006, Naeem has worked on The Young Man Was, a fragmentary history of the ultra-left, through the crucible of Bangladesh’s experience of radical left movements in the 1970s. The project circulates in public venues (Experimenter Kolkata, Dhaka Art Summit, Kiran Nadar Museum, etc.) and in print (Granta, Rethinking Marxism, Arab Studies Journal, etc.). His work is in the collection of the Tate Modern and the British Museum. Naeem is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Columbia University and a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.