Basima Sisemore completed her M.A. in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths, University of London, where her research focused on the intersections of space, power, resistance and reproductive rights of Palestinian political prisoners. As a Summer Research Fellow, Basima is supporting the development of the “Thinking Ahead” author speaker series as part of the Leap Forward Project, and is contributing to a report on anti-Muslim and anti-Islam U.S. legislation for the Global Justice program. Basima received her B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked extensively with non-profit organizations in the Bay Area, managing programs that strive to increase social, educational and civic engagement opportunities for youth, and immigrant communities of color.