Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Lisa Reber, PhD is a postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is a qualitative researcher with a degree in Justice Studies (aka social justice). Her doctoral research explores emotional well-being and socio-spatial marginalization...
Hoffman, Valerie J.
Professor of Religion, Religion
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Valerie Hoffman is Professor and Head of the Department of Religion at the University of Illinois, specializing in Islamic thought and practice. She received her Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Chicago and has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois since 1983, where...
University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Moaddel studies religion, ideology, political conflict, revolution and social change. His work currently addresses the causes and consequences of human values. He has carried out values surveys in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Turkey. His latest...
PhD, Middle East Centre
Isabel Käser is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE’s Middle East Centre. She gained her PhD at SOAS, where she worked on the Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement, looking at the movement’s history, knowledge production and transnational mode of organising between the armed and political spheres. Her work,...
Rahman, Md Mizanur
Associate Professor of Gulf Studies, Gulf Studies Center
I am a sociologist by training, working on Gulf migration, diaspora, immigrant entrepreneurship (economic sociology of Gulf migration), migration and development, migrant remittances, immigrant integration, and other related fields of migration with a focus on the Gulf states and Asian countries. My...
Graduate Student, Sociology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Shreya Parikh is a Dual-PhD student in sociology and politics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and CERI-Sciences Po Paris. Her research focuses on the question of race and racism, religion, and immigration in North Africa and France. She tweets @shreya_parikh.
Professor, Department of Social Anthropology
University of Hamburg
Laila Prager is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Hamburg (Germany) and a member of AGYA (Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities). Formerly, she worked as a researcher and senior lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of New York University Abu Dhabi (UAE),...
Teaching Assistant Professor, CNELC
George Washington University
Ebtissam Oraby teaches Arabic at the George Washington University. Her research is situated in the field of foreign language literacy. Her research inquiry investigates the question of alterity and brings the ideological construction and practice of difference to literacy scholarship. Linking theory...