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Aicha Smith-Belghaba

Aicha Smith-Belghaba is an indigenous and Algerian chef of the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve. She is the founder of Esha’s Eats, which not only creates recipes based on her dual heritage, but focuses on issues of Indigenous food sovereignty.

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The Bridge Initiative

The Bridge Initiative is a multi-year research project on Islamophobia housed in Georgetown University. The Bridge Initiative aims to disseminate original and accessible research, offers engaging analysis and commentary on contemporary issues, and hosts a wide repository of educational resources to inform the general public about Islamophobia.

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Jordan Denari Duffner

Jordan Denari Duffner is a Catholic scholar of Muslim-Christian relations who has written two books on Islamophobia and interfaith relations.

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Kristine Ajrouch

Kristine J. Ajrouch is professor of sociology at Eastern Michigan University. She is also adjunct research professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Her research has focused on Arab Americans in the U.S., beginning with ethnic identity formation among adolescent children of immigrants, followed by a focus on aging from […]

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Hind Kabawat

Hind Kabawat is director of interfaith peacebuilding at George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution. Kabawat has directed the center’s Syria work since 2004 and has trained hundreds of Syrians in multifaith collaboration and civil society development.

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Eimad C. Houry

Eimad C. Houry is co-director of the religion and public diplomacy program and professor of political science at Mercer University in Georgia.

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Zahra Babar

Zahra Babar is associate director for research at the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar. Previously, she has served with the International Labor Organization and the United Nations Development Program. Her current research interests include rural development, migration and labor policies, and citizenship in the Persian Gulf states.

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Peyman Eshaghi

Peyman Eshaghi is an anthropologist and sociologist of religion with the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin. He co-edited the book with Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World with Babak Rahimi. 

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