Hi, I’m Rushaa (pronounced Russia)!
I’m a writer-for-hire located between London, UK and Maastricht, NL. I work on both personal essays and more analytical pieces about politics, culture and society, some for this blog and some for other publications.
Currently I have just finished my M.A. in Politics and Society at Maastricht University, with a particular focus on how political and social rhetoric shapes conceptions of the Western European Muslim diaspora (and queer minority groups within that). I hold a B.A. in Politics from SOAS, University of London where I centred my studies on politics of the Middle East, Africa, and the role of religion and ethnicity (especially that of Islam) within governments, conflict, and communities.
Areas of Interest Include:
- Gender, sexuality, and the impact of its intersections with other identities.
- Ethnic and cultural identities (including race/religion and their varied modern manifestations, with particular focus on Islam).
- Ideas of nationalism, populism, and the reshaping of modern political discourse.