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

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

Islam Issa

Senior Lecturer, School of English · Birmingham City University

Islam Issa's research focuses primarily on the modern-day reception of Renaissance and Early Modern English literature in global contexts.

John Milton Disability Studies Cultural Studies English Literature Early Modern Literature

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.

Professor, Department of Sociology, and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, 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

Professor Imran Awan

Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology · Birmingham City University

Professor Imran Awan is one of the country’s leading criminologists and experts on Islamophobia and countering extremism.

Cultural and Critical Criminology Radicalization Hate Crime Islamophobia Terrorism

Farha Abbasi

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry · Michigan State University

Expert on cultural psychiatry and Muslim issues related to mental health.

Psychiatry Cultural Psychiatry Mental Health Issues Within The Islamic Community Mental Health Muslim American Community

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

Iraqi-Canadian Socio-Legal Academic & Advocate

Middle Eastern Affairs Iraqi Affairs Counter-Terrorism Islamophobia Racial Profiling

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D. specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations, with particular attention to the 20th century.

Modern Iran Human Rights U.S. Foreign Relations 20th Century U.S. Modern Islamic World

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

Mohammad Khalil

Associate Professor; Director; Adjunct Professor · Michigan State University

Islamic Thought.

Religious Studies Islamic Thought Islamic Studies

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

Mitra Fakhrashrafi

Curator and Mixed Media Artist · Middlebrook Prize Winners

Mitra Fakhrashrafi (she/her) is an independent curator and mixed media artist 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

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