Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf is a Professor of Anthropology and author of Transforming Displaced Women in Sudan: Politics and the Body in a Squatter Settlement (U. of Chicago Press 2009); Female Circumcision: Multicultural Perspectives (Ed.).(University of Pennsylvania Press 2006) and Wanderings (Cornell University Press 2002). She is the editor of 2010 special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (Duke University Press). In addition to numerous book chapters and essays, some of her articles appeared in the Sciences, South Atlantic Quarterly, Differences, Anthropology and Humanism, History and Anthropology, Oriental Anthropology, International Migration, Radical Philosophy Review and Anthropology News, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences and Black Renaissance. She was a recipient of Postdoctoral and Senior fellowships at Durham University in the U.K., Brown and Harvard. Her work was supported by Guggenheim Foundation, the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Sir William Luce Memorial Fellowship, Andrew Mellon and MIT Center for International Studies and Rockefeller Bellagio Study Center, Qatar University College of Arts and Sciences. Abusharaf's work was also featured in media interviews with NPR, Voice of America, Progressive Radio, Ontario Public TV and more recently Africa and the World Documentary Film Series. She writes on culture and politics, anthropology of gender, human rights, migration and diaspora issues in Sudan, the Gulf, the U.S., Canada and Liverpool, UK.
Uday Chandra is an Assistant Professor of Government. He received his B.A. in economics from Grinnell College and his PhD in political science from Yale University in 2013. He received the 2013 Sardar Patel Award for writing the best dissertation in a US university on any aspect of modern South Asia. Before coming to Doha, he held a prestigious research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen, Germany. His research lies at the intersection between critical agrarian studies, political anthropology, postcolonial theory, and South Asian studies. He is interested in state-society relations, power and resistance, political violence, agrarian change, rural-urban migration, popular religion, and the philosophy of the social sciences. His work has been published or will appear shortly in the Law & Society Review, Social Movement Studies, New Political Science, Critical Sociology, The Journal of Contemporary Asia, Contemporary South Asia, the Indian Economic & Social History Review, and Modern Asian Studies. He has co-edited volumes and journal issues on self-making in modern South Asia, subaltern politics and the state in modern India, caste relations in eastern India, and social movements across rural India today. Volumes on the comparative politics of "populism" and transnational circularities in the Indian Ocean are in the works.
Trish is a historian of energy, work, and politics in the modern United States and the world. Currently, she is working on her first book, which traces the emergence of energy citizenship—a form of national belonging defined by the rights and obligations of energy production, distribution, and consumption—from the coal mining workplace in the post-1945 United States. Her research has appeared in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, the Journal of Energy History/ Revue d'Histoire de l'Énergie, and American Quarterly. Her work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia, the American Society for Environmental History, the Western Association of Women Historians, the Labor and Working-Class History Association, the University of Chicago, and several research libraries.
Phoebe Musandu is a scholar of African history. She has research interests in African politics, mass media and women’s history. Her last major research project resulted in a book titled Pressing Interests: The Agenda and Influence of a Colonial East African Newspaper Sector (McGill - Queen’s University Press, 2018). The book examines the establishment and influence of various secular newspapers in East Africa between 1899 and the 1960s. Pressing Interests was the winner of the American Historical Association's Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize in 2019. In line with her research interest in the press, as Georgetown University’s Centre for International and Regional Studies faculty fellow for 2018-2019, Musandu launched work on another media history monograph which will focus on the politico-economic undercurrents of various East African newspapers in the post-colonial era. While studying newspapers, she has also developed an interest in the histories of other forms of mass media as well as African commercial history which she intends to cultivate in the long-term. Phoebe obtained her doctoral degree from the University of California Los Angeles' Department of History.
Nadia Salem is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar. She has a doctorate in law from Northwestern University and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University. Her research interests are in Law as Literature, Law in Literature, Critical Race Theory, North American Muslim Literature, and Mythopoeia. Professor Salem is also a produced playwright having co-written and directed four plays about the American Muslim experience. She is currently focused on finalizing her textbook, The Heroine’s Journey: a Guide for Writers.