PhD candidate, Policy Studies, Ryerson University

Binish Ahmed is a PhD Candidate at Ryerson University. She received her MA in Public Policy from Brock University, and a BA Hon. with a major in Political Science, and double minors in History and South Asian Studies from University of Toronto (St George).

Her writings have appeared in Rabble, Feral Feminisms Journal, and has an upcoming peer reviewed piece in The Himalaya Journal's special issue on Kashmir. She works as a researcher, writer, educator, community connector, and artist. She is the founder and director of Kashmir Gulposh, a praxis hub and an intellectual / arts lab.

Topics her scholarship has intersected include Indigenous self-government, self-determination, settler colonialism, decolonization, reconciliation, transnational and post-colonial feminism, secularism, racialization, anti-Muslim racism/Islamophobia, nationalism, multiculturalism, immigration, migration, immigrant and refugee settlement and retention.

Her scholarship examines governance and policy issues critically at the municipal, provincial, trans-/national, as well international level, and places policy issues and questions within a critical multi-level governance framework.

Binish has taught at the Politics Department at Brock University and at Ryerson University’s Politics and Public Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, and Sociology.

She hails from Kashmir, and currently lives and works in Tkaronto, the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant territory, homelands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Mississaugas, Huron-Wendat, Petún First Nations and the Métis. Twitter @binishahmed

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Ryerson University

Education

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    Ryerson University, Policy Studies

Honours

Rotaract Civic Leadership and Volunteerism Award, Graduate Spirit of Brock Medal, Graduate Fellowship at Brock University, Graduate Fellowship at Ryerson University