Mike Ghouse is an Indian-American public speaker, author and interfaith activist who regularly writes on pluralism, human rights and religious freedom. He is the founder and president of the Center for Pluralism, and Director of the World Muslim Congress.
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 […]
Shaarik Zafar has worked at the intersection of some of the most critical foreign and domestic policy challenges facing the United States. He is the former special representative to Muslim communities at the U.S. Department of State and former special counsel for post-9/11 national origin discrimination at the U.S. Department of Justice. Zafar currently works […]
Farah Siddiqui works on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Google with a focus on religious and cultural inclusion in the workplace. Prior to taking on this role, she co-founded and was the Global President of Faithforce, the Interfaith Employee Resource Group at Salesforce. She’s a bridge-builder, a diversity & inclusion advocate and speaker, and has […]
Mario I Aguilar is professor of religion and politics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. His research focuses on Buddhist traditions, Marxist religion, vegetarianism, religion and labor and Indian religions.
Iftikhar Ahmad is a labor relations expert and a recent graduate from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations who now works for the Planning Commission of Pakistan. He has previously worked in the Pakistani government’s Ministry of Labour and Manpower. His research interests encompass comparative labor relations/law, tripartism and the informal economy. Besides […]
Daromir Rudnyckyj is professor of anthropology at the University of Victoria, where he serves as director of the Counter Currency Laboratory and principal investigator for the Futures of Money project. Rudnyckyj’s book Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance examines efforts to create a transnational financial network independent of debt and efforts to make Kuala Lumpur […]
Amanda Lanzillo is a historian of South Asia, researching artisanship and experiences of labor, technology and social change within Indian communities. She is the author of Pious Labor. She is a lecturer at Brunel University London.
M. Shobhana Xavier is a professor of religion at Queen’s University in Canada. Her work focuses on contemporary global Islam and Sufism, with particular regional interests in North America (United States and Canada) and South Asia (Sri Lanka) examining sacred spaces, rituals, practices, memory and gender dynamics.