Engin Isin is Professor of International Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London and the University of London Institute in Paris.
Engin’s research and teaching focus on doing international politics: the ways in which people constitute themselves as actors or subjects of international politics through performances, movements, and struggles. Engin is a leading scholar in citizenship studies and has published thirteen books in the field, including Being Political and Citizens Without Frontiers. He is a chief editor of the journal Citizenship Studies.
Anne-Marie Fortier is Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lancaster.
Her research examines governing practices that seek to stabilise identities in the face of migration. She has explored these processes in contexts such as migrant community formation; multiculturalism, cohesion and integration; queer diasporas; national genetic genealogies; and, currently, the citizenship naturalisation process in England.
Mahtab Hussain uses photography to investigate the dynamic relationship between identity, heritage and displacement.
Hussain’s work has received wide recognition, including commissions by Ikon Gallery (Birmingham), Multistory (West Bromwich) and New Art Exchange (Nottingham). His photography has been shown internationally, and reviewed in publications such as the Guardian, the Telegraph and The Huffington Post. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA). He is currently a PhD candidate at Nottingham Trent University.
Dr Omar Khan is Director of the race equality think tank Runnymede Trust. Omar is also a Governor at the University of East London and a 2012 Clore Social Leadership Fellow. He has published extensively on political theory and British political history for Runnymede over the past eight years and has spoken on topics including multiculturalism, integration, socio-economic disadvantage, and positive action.