Dr. Jasmine Gani, a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, sits down with us for a deeply moving conversation about her journey through the academy, as a student and a teacher, as well as her experiences with community organizing. Our discussion was so wide-ranging that we had to split it into two parts! https://musliminplainsight.captivate.fm/episode/6 (Listen to Part 1).
In Part 2, Jasmine tells us why she chose academia as a career, the sacred duty of mentorship, and how and why we make space for the discourse of justice.
Find Jasmine’s work on https://jasminekgani.wordpress.com/ (her blog).
On the horrors of extraordinary rendition, read about https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v32/n09/gareth-peirce/america-s-non-compliance (Gareth Peirce's work) and the https://www.therenditionproject.org.uk/prisoners/arar.html (infamous case of Maher Arar).
https://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/White-Privilege_McIntosh-1989.pdf (Peggy McIntosh initially coined) the “invisible backpack” metaphor Anisa mentions for white privilege, but it has since been adopted to describe the trauma of racialisation and/or abuse.
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Hosts and Producers: Anisa Khalifa and Khadija Khalil
Consulting Producer: Paroma Chakravarty