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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.
Roula Allouch is an attorney with the law firm Graydon, practicing in commercial litigation, employment law and civil rights. Allouch is the chair of the National Board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). At CAIR, she monitors and analyzes policies and statements that foster discriminatory behavior toward American Muslims.
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.
Shirin Sinnar is a professor of law at Stanford University Law School. Her research focuses on the legal treatment of political violence, the procedural dimensions of civil rights litigation, and the role of institutions in protecting individual rights and democratic values in the national security context.
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).
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.
Faiza Patel is the co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to ensure U.S. counterterrorism laws and policies respect human rights and freedoms. Her portfolio includes projects on social media surveillance by police, schools and governments, policing and technology, and secret law.
Hisham Aidi is a senior lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His research focuses on migration and transnational movements, African migration into Europe, and race and ethnicity in Northwest Africa.
Samer S. Shehata is the Colin Mackey and Patricia Molina de Mackey Associate Professor of Middle East studies and the Middle East Studies program coordinator at the University of Oklahoma. He has taught at Columbia, New York University, Georgetown University and the American University in Cairo.
University of Arizona professor of practice Maggy Zanger focuses on Middle East journalism and is an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She was the Iraq country director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Iraq for nearly two years.
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.
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.