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Robin Washington is a longtime journalist and transportation writer and editor-at-large of The Forward, America’s oldest Jewish journalism outlet. He’s an expert on Black Judaism and transportation with a particular interest in self-driving cars.
Hanin Ghaddar is the Friedmann Fellow at The Washington Institute’s Geduld Program on Arab Politics, where she focuses on Shia politics throughout the Levant. Ghaddar has contributed to a number of U.S.-based magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Foreign Policy.
Zareena Grewal is an associate professor of American studies, ethnicity, race, migration, and religious studies at Yale University. Her research and teaching interests include political and cultural developments in the Middle East and South Asia, the refugee crisis, and the reform of Islam.
Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C- a consultancy focused on religious liberty and cultural competency. He is an expert on Shi’i justice theology, South and Central Asian studies, and Muslim and American popular culture.
Dalia Fahmy is an associate professor of political science at Long Island University, where she teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and politics of the Middle East. Fahmy has won several academic awards and fellowships for her research.
Vamsee Juluri is a professor of media studies and Asian studies at the University of San Francisco. His research interests include the expansion of media audiences, particularly as it relates to Indian cinema, mythology and Ghandian philosophy.
Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian who was raised in Jerusalem, is a peace activist, co-founder of Middle East Justice Development Initiative Tours and the author of Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace (2020).
Nisi Shawl is a writer of speculative fiction. Their story collection Filter House co-won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of speculative fiction which explore and expand our understanding of gender roles. They edit reviews for the literary quarterly Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Laila Lalami is a Moroccan-American writer and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, the Guardian, The New York Times and in many anthologies.
Akbar Ahmed is a diplomat and the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on contemporary Islam. He has served as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and was the first Distinguished Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Jason E. Shelton is an associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas, Arlington. His primary research interest is the sociology of religion, but he is also well-versed in race, class and political/social attitudes in the post-civil rights era.
Sherine Hafez is a professor and the chair of the Gender and Sexuality Studies department at the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on Islamic movements and gender studies in Arab and Middle Eastern cultures.
Anthea Butler is an associate professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her books include Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making A Sanctified World (2012) and White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America (2021).
Peter Chin is the lead pastor of Rainier Avenue Church in Seattle, a multi-ethnic congregation located in one of the most diverse zip codes of the United States. Chin spearheaded a social media campaign to remove the Make Me Asian app from Google’s online marketplace, an effort featured on both NPR and CNN.
Asifa Quraishi-Landes is a professor of law at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She specializes in comparative Islamic and U.S. constitutional law, and has written on Sharia law in America, women’s rights and Muslim governments. Quraishi-Landes was a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow.
As an American Muslim of Indian heritage, Eboo Patel turned his vision of interreligious cooperation into a youth movement, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC). The organization’s goal is to promote respect for religious diversity and “common action for the common good.