Community Engagement

Media, Public Speaking and Awards

“Young B.C. Muslims seek to combat Islamophobia following attacks (Vancouver Sun)

“The Politics of Care” -Radio Interview with TAYO (Regent Radio)

“Feminist Muslim Voices” -A dialogue Installation with Dr. amina wadud for Emma Talks at Simon Fraser University

“Women in Politics: Road to Equal Representation” -A Panel organized by UBC SPPGA and Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Rising Star in International Education Award-BCCIE (Award)

Canadian Council of Muslim Women – Women Who Inspire Award 2020 (Award)

Testimony for the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights – Islamophobia in Canada Study

“The Mother Load: Why mums are leaving the workforce” (Radio Interview for CBC On the Coast)

Dialogue with Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry for her “The Colour of God” Book Launch

Selected Conferences and Public Lectures

2022. The Breathwork of Ar-Rahman: An Islamic Vision of Birth Justice , Canadian Council of Muslim Women , Scholars’ Series, via. Zoom. (Watch it here)

2022. Cosmologies of Care: An Islamic Vision of Disability Justice, Care Ethics Department at the University for Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands, via. Zoom 

2022. A Care-based Epistemology of Islam , University of Saskatchewan Department of Political Studies, via Zoom. 

2022. A Care-Based Epistemology of Islam , University of Houston-Hobby School of Public Affairs, via Zoom.  (Watch it here)

2019. Learning from Muslim and Indigenous Communities of Care , Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Vancouver (BC). 

2019. Towards a De-Colonial and Islamic Ethic of Care , Western Political Science Association (WPSA), San Diego (CA). 

2018.In Search of Hajar’s Water: Learning to Love our (M)Others, Mini-Conference on Care EthicsWestern Political Science Association (WPSA), San Francisco (CA). 


Journal Article: The Breathwork of Ar-Rahman: An Islamic Ethic of Reproductive Care

Journal: Canadian Ethnic Studies, Special Issue, 2022 “Pandemic Perspectives: Racialized and Gendered Experiences of Refugee and Immigrant” Families in Canada

Status: Published Volume 54, Number 2, 2022

Read it here!

Co-Authored Book Chapter: “Your absence is not an accident…a conversation between dissident friends”

Book: Feministing Political Science

Editors: Dr. Fiona Macdonald and Dr.Stephanie Paterson

Co-Authors: Dr. Kelly Aguirre and Dr. Mariame Georgis

Status: Forthcoming

Book Chapter: “In the Belly of the Whale: (De)Colonial Readings of Disability and Interdependency”

Book: Care Ethics, Religions and Spiritual Traditions

Editors: Dr. Maurice Hamington, Dr. Inge van Nistelrooij, and Dr. Maureen Sander-Staudt

Open-Access: Read it here!

Book Review: Comparative Care Ethics, Feminist Epistemology, and the Mahabharata

Journal: International Journal of Care and Caring

Status: Read it Here!

Short Story: “How to Emerge from the Belly of the Whale” 

Anthology: “Wherever I Find Myself: Stories by Canadian Immigrant Women” by Caitlin Press

Published: April 2017 –Buy it here!

Workshop Facilitation

“De-Colonizing Our Knowledge Relations” (Vancouver 2017, 2018, 2019)
Professional Development workshop for Columbia College Faculty and Staff

“The Breath-Work of Moral Repair” (Toronto, Vancouver 2017)

Workshop at the 187 Studio in Toronto for Black, Indigenous and Women of Colour community members on moral injury, care and intergenerational responsibility in post-conflict societies. 

Community Fellowships

SFU Muslim Community Fellowship 2019

In collaboration with Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, as a fellow for the Muslim Community Fellowship, I will be launching “The ZamZam Well” in November 2019. It is an online and crowdsourced database of feminist, de-colonial, queer and intersectional Islamic thought and praxis. The aim of this platform is to democratize Islamic knowledge production by empowering marginalized Muslims as interpretive and epistemic authorities.

Revolutionary Love Project Ethics Research Fellow (2016-2018)

Produced weekly research memos and literature reviews to support Valarie Kaur in writing her book “Revolutionary Love: The Call of our Times.” I also worked with a team of research fellows to assist in movement building by creating a public curriculum and tools, edit Ted Talks and design public engagement tools to address the rise of hate crimes in the US. 

Committees (Columbia College)

Member- Board of Directors (Elected) (October 2019-2020)

Co-Founder and Chair-Limitless Conference Organizing Committee (20182019, 2020)

Member- Local Committee for the World University Service of Canada’s Student Refugee Program