Basima Sisemore is a researcher for the Global Justice Program at the Othering & Belonging Institute. Her research addresses issues related to Islamophobia, human rights, and exclusionary practices that disfranchise and other Muslims, immigrants, refugees, and communities of color.
Prior to joining the Othering & Belonging Institute Basima was a Senior Program Specialist for the Mendocino County Public Health Department and had previously worked with community-based organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, coordinating and developing programs that increased social, educational, and civic engagement opportunities for immigrant women and youth. Basima was a Fulbright Research Fellow to Amman, Jordan, during which time she collaborated with the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies to author a report on democratic election processes in the Middle East post the Arab spring.
Basima received her Master’s in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths, University of London, and her bachelor's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.