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Shems al-Ubaidi graduated from the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington with majors in International Studies and Arabic and minors in History and Political Science.
Ali Alsmadi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University. His other research interests include gender, identity, desire, material culture, and religious intersectionality.
Mayesha Awal received her B.A. in both Psychology and Government from Georgetown University, and her M.S. in Healthcare Management from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Ezgi Benli is a Ph.D. student in Folklore and Ethnomusicology Department at Indiana University, Bloomington and a musician who is deeply invested in Alevi/Islamic music.
Hassan Bokhari is a graduate of Indiana University – Bloomington Linguistics Department.
Ibrahim Bor is a visiting professor of philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, and Kurdish studies at the MELC department at Indiana University.
Derya Doğan is a double-major Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy Studies and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures. She explores citizenship education and contemporary Islamic schooling practices in secularized contexts across the world in her research.
Darby FitzSimmons is an undergraduate student at the O’Neill School studying Law and Public Policy with a minor in Homeland Security.
Rose Hattab is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies at the University of Arizona with a minor in English Rhetoric and Composition.
Audria Hettinger graduated from the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.
Narmeen Ijaz is a doctoral student in Media Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington with a minor in Anthropology.
Michael Krautkraemer is a PhD candidate at Indiana University. His research focuses on Uyghur Islam and survival work in the early twentieth century.
Zayd Esmail Memon received his undergraduate degree in International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington in May 2023. He is currently preparing to go to Sri Lanka as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Margaret Morley is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Indiana University with 20 years of personal experience in raqs sharqi and related Egyptian and Middle Eastern dance forms,
Puji Mudiana is a Muslim Indonesian, a Ph.D. student, a mother who is currently studying at IU School of Education.
Rabia Omar is a graduate student at IU Bloomington. She completed her BSc (Hons.) and MSc (Physics) from Aligarh Muslim University in India.
Cathy Raymond completed a doctoral degree in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education from IU-Bloomington in June 2021.
Flamur Vehapi is a researcher, poet, literary translator, academic and a success coach.
Lydia Zakel’s research focuses on Palestinian countermapping, tatreez (embroidery), and the feminist methodology of the intimate scale.