I am Assyrian, Indigenous to present-day Iraq but have spent half my life on Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg and Haudenosaunee territory. I completed my PhD in Political Science at the University of Alberta, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics of the global South. My scholarship largely uses decolonial and Indigenous feminist approaches to look at global Indigeneity, intersecting structures of global colonialism, racial capitalism and heteronormative patriarchy, violence and intervention in north-south relations, and politics of southwest Asia, including colonial nation and state building, land dispossession and displacement and migration.
I'm currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Political Studies and Mamawipawin: Indigenous Governance and Community Based Research Space at the University of Manitoba. I'm the co-author of "Indigenising International Relations: Insights from Centring Indigeneity in Canada and Iraq"(2021), "Violence on Iraqi Bodies: decolonising economic sanctions in security studies" (2019), and "(Re)inserting Race and Indigeneity in International Relations Theory: A Postcolonial Approach" (2014). I'm also the author of "The Rise of ISIS in Post-invasion Iraq: a Manifestation of (Neo)colonial Violence" (forthcoming, 2022) and "Nation and Identity Construction in Modern Iraq: Reinserting the Assyrians" (2017).