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 am working on my MA in Politics and Society at Maastricht University, with a focus on how political rhetoric shapes conceptions of Western European Muslim diaspora. 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 moments when they overlap with other minority groups
- Ethnic and cultural identities (including race/religion and their varied modern manifestations, with particular focus on Islam)
- Explaining and dismantling political theory using examples or thought experiments that are perhaps a bit too weird.