Feyzi has degrees in Philosophy and Social Policy, and completed her PhD in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London, where she now teaches. Her doctoral research involved interrogating the relationship between the NGOs and the left parties in Nepal. She has taught at UCL in Geography and at Goldsmiths in Media, Communications and Cultural Studies. Her research interests include contemporary global protest, political ecology, politics and development in Nepal and South Asia, and alternatives to neoliberalism and imperialism. She is on the editorial board of the journal Capital & Class and is active in the anti-war and anti-austerity movements in Britain.
Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."