Senior Research Fellow, Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris
Fariba Adelkhah is Senior Research Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, 1989). An anthropologist, her main research interests focus on the relationships and interplay between social changes and political transformations throughout the second half of the 20th century in Iran.
Nissreen Al-Haram holds a B.A. in economics from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and an M.A. in Islamic Studies from McGill University in Montreal. She has had a diverse career as a Trade Policy Advisor, Law Firm Director, Children’s Museum Director, and Artisan Cheese maker. She has also been member of the Yale Law School Middle East Seminar, and its organizing committee for more than 15 years. She is actively interested in Islamic legal and intellectual history, and contemporary approaches to religious reform.
Delali Margaret Badasu is a Senior Research Fellow at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana. She specializes in demography, geography, and medical geography.
Cultural Studies, Sabancı University
Dilara Çalışkan is currently working at Sabancı University’s Gender and Women’s Studies Forum. In 2014, she graduated from Sabancı University’s Cultural Studies Master Program with a thesis titled “Queer Mothers and Daughters: The Role of Queer Kinship in the Everyday Lives of Trans Sex Worker Women in Istanbul.” Since 2010, she has been involved with Istanbul’s LGBTI Solidarity Association, which particularly focuses on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity, opposes the criminalization of sex work, and supports its recognition as work.
Associate Professor, School of Education, Hunter College, CUNY
David J. Connor is an Associate Professor in the School of Education of Hunter College, CUNY. He is the author of three books and numerous articles on disability and education. David's areas of interest include teacher education, learning disabilities, inclusive education, and social justice issues. For the last decade he has contributed to the development of the growing field of Disability Studies in Education.