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 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

Farha Abbasi

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry · Michigan State University

Farha Abbasi's areas of interest are cultural psychiatry and teaching how to provide culturally appropriate care to Muslim patients.

Muslim Mental Health Muslim American Community

Iman Zawahry

Lecturer · University of Florida

Iman Zawahry, one of the first hijabi American-Muslim filmmakers in the nation, works to amplify the underrepresented female voice.

Pop Culture Video Feature Films Muslims in Film

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

Mohammad Khalil

Associate Professor; Director; Adjunct Professor · Michigan State University

Islamic Thought.

Religious Studies Islamic Thought Islamic Studies

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

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

Najwa Mayer

Assistant Professor | Women’s & Gender Studies, · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Public Humanities 20th-21st Century US Literature Religious Studies Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Ethnicity, Race, and Migration

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

Muqtedar Khan

Professor, Political Science and International Relations · University of Delaware

Prof. Khan researches and teaches Islam, governance and international relations.

Islamic Political Philosophy Global Islamic Movements Islam in America Jihadism Sufism

Romana Mirza

PhD Candidate · Romana B. Mirza

PhD Candidate | Brand Strategist | Scholar | Educator

Brand Strategy Social Media

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

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.

Libraries and Information Science Museum Studies Mixed Media Digital Media Curation

Kassra Oskooii

Associate Professor, American Politics, Political Psychology and Race and Ethnic Politics; Director of Internships · University of Delaware

Prof. Oskooii's research expertise include political psychology, public opinion, voting rights and redistricting.

Race and Ethnic Politics Political Psychology Public Opinion Voting Rights Redistricting