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Researcher, Othering & Belonging Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Basima Sisemore is a researcher for the Global Justice Program at the Othering & Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Her areas of research include Islamophobia, UN human rights mechanisms, food systems, and global forced migration. Before joining the Othering & Belonging Institute, she was a Senior Program Specialist for the Mendocino County Public Health Department and worked with Arab community-based organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Basima was a Fulbright Research Fellow to Amman, Jordan, and she received her Master’s in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths, University of London.


  • –present
    Researcher , Othering & Belonging Institute


  • 2014 
    Goldsmiths, University of London , MA Research Architecture