Amira Elghawaby

Communications Director · The National Council of Canadian Muslims

Amira Elghawaby leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.

Ethnic Media & Diversity Anti-discrimination Civic Engagement Human Rights Civil Rights

Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

Assistant Professor in faith and peaceful relations · Coventry University

Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor specialises in how people engage with religion and with religious beliefs.

Diversity Muslim Women Inter-faith relations Religion Islam

Amir Hussain

Professor and Chair of Theological Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Interfaith Dialogue Islam and Muslim Lives in the United States; Muslim Communities in North America Religion on Film and Television

Sheema Khan

Patent Agent · Shapiro Cohen LLP

Patent Agent. Writer. Speaker (Tedx)

Science and Technology Human Rights Muslim Current Affairs' Muslim Feminism Intellectual Property

Natasha Bakht

Associate Professor · University of Ottawa

Professor Bakht’s research interests are in the intersecting area of religious freedom and women’s equality.

Law Culture Rights Minority Rights Religious Freedom Women's Equality

Charles Kurzman, Ph.D.

Philip Stadter Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, and consortium director of the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in Middle East and Islamic studies.

Sociology of Religion Islam and the Middle East Middle East Studies Democracy Building Terrorism

Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui

Professor, Sociologist & Researcher, DEI Expert · Sheridan College

DEI, Social Inequality; Immigration; Integration; Refugees; Racism; Islamophobia; Deviance; Radicalization; Terrorism; Hate Crimes.

Sociology Social Activism Politics Global Media and Culture Immigration and Ethnicity Immigration and Citizenship

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Postdoctoral Research Associate · Lancaster University

Middle Eastern Affairs Iraqi Affairs Counter-Terrorism Islamophobia Racial Profiling

Benjamin Soares

Professor · University of Florida

Benjamin Soares research is on Islam and Muslim societies in Africa with a focus on religious life from the 20th century to the present.

West Africa Christian-Muslim Relations Religion & Politics Islam and Muslim Studies Religion & Media

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Peace, Justice, & Human Rights (PJHR) · Florida Atlantic University

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D., specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations with the Islamic world and women's human rights.

Diplomatic History Women's Rights Modern Islamic World 20th Century U.S. U.S. Foreign Relations

Mohammad Khalil

Associate Professor; Director; Adjunct Professor · Michigan State University

Islamic Thought.

Religious Studies Islamic Thought Islamic Studies

Kholoud Al-Qubbaj

Associate Professor of Humanities · Southern Utah University

Specializing in diversity and inclusion in higher education, transnationalism, and middle eastern studies

Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education English as A Second Language Diversity and Inclusion in Utah Global Diversity Social Justice

Farhang Rouhani

Associate Professor of Geography · University of Mary Washington

Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Gender Studies Queer Theory Cultural Geography Iranian and Muslim Diaspora Human Geography

Romana Mirza

PhD Candidate · Romana B. Mirza

PhD Candidate | Brand Strategist | Scholar | Educator

Brand Strategy Social Media

Mitra Fakhrashrafi

Curator and Librarian · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Mitra Fakhrashrafi (she/her) is an independent curator and librarian interested in sanctuary and indebted to border abolition organizing.

Borderlands Placemaking Geography Street Art Curation

Dr Islam Issa

Reader in Literature and History · Birmingham City University

His work has focused primarily on the modern-day reception of Renaissance and Early Modern English literature in global contexts.

Middle East Cultural History Literature Milton Shakespeare Cultural History

Andreas Miles-Novelo

Doctoral Faculty - Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Doctoral Faculty and Expert in the Psychology of Video Games

Virtual Reality Environmental and Social Factors on Behavior Aggression Video Games Media Effects

Feryal Cherif

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the International Relations Program · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Gender and Human Rights International Relations Politics of Middle East

Johanna Schuster-Craig

Assistant Professor of German and Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities · Michigan State University

Johanna Schuster-Craig researches German integration and migration politics.

German Politics Angela Merkel Germany International Politics Berlin Wall

Professor Imran Awan

Professor of Criminology · Birmingham City University

He is one of the UK’s leading criminologists and experts on Islamophobia and countering extremism.

Conspiracy Theories of Lockdown Bigotry Extremism Islamaphobia Crime