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PhD candidate, Policy Studies, Ryerson University

Binish Ahmed (she/her) is a PhD Candidate (ABD) 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.) Twitter @binishahmed

Her writings have appeared in UppingTheAnti, Feral Feminisms Journal, Rabble, and has an upcoming photo essay in The Himalaya Journal's special issue on Kashmir. She works as a researcher, writer, educator, community connector, and artist. She is an organizer with Kashmir Gulposh, a not-for-profit dedicated to peace and security in Kashmir. She is also the host of 'Azaadi Now', a show dedicated to Indigenous resurgence globally.

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 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.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Ryerson University


    Ryerson University, Policy Studies


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