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Zahra Ayubi is an associate professor of religion at Dartmouth College who specializes in gender in Islamic ethics discourses. Her work analyzes ideas of masculinity, femininity and gender relations in Islam through a feminist lens.
Lourdes Dolores Follins is a Black, queer psychotherapist, author, and public speaker on the mental health and well-being of queer, trans and intersex people of color. She has been a social worker for nearly 30 years, and was a professor at the City University of New York and a mental health researcher.
Ameer Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of Muslim.co, an online community and media outlet created for and by millennial and Gen Z Muslims. The platform has more than two million followers across Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Snapchat.
Anisha Singh is the executive director of the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the United States. She is a former adjunct professor at NYU and is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C.
Robin Washington is a longtime journalist and transportation writer and editor-at-large of The Forward, America’s oldest Jewish journalism outlet.
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.
Zareena Grewal is an associate professor of American studies, ethnicity, race, migration, and religious studies at Yale University.
Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C- a consultancy focused on religious liberty and cultural competency.
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.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and department chair of African American studies at Princeton University.
Vamsee Juluri is a professor of media studies and Asian studies at the University of San Francisco.
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.
Laila Lalami is a Moroccan-American writer and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.
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.
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.
Sherine Hafez is a professor and the chair of the Gender and Sexuality Studies department at the University of California, Riverside.
Anthea Butler is an associate professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core. The organization’s goal is to promote respect for religious diversity and encourage interfaith dialogue.