Elsadig Elsheikh


Elsadig Elsheikh is the Director of the Global Justice Program at the Othering & Belonging Institute, where he oversees the program’s projects on corporate power, food systems, forced migration, inclusiveness index, Islamophobia, and human rights mechanisms; and manages the Shahidi Project, and the Nile Project.

Elsadig's research interests focus on the themes and socio-political dynamics related to state and citizenship; race and corporate power; and measuring social policies of exclusion and inclusion. Elsadig authored and co-authored a number of articles, essays, and reports on corporate power and the food system, Islamophobia, forced migration, inclusiveness index, Trans-Pacific Partnership, UN human rights mechanisms, and Sudanese politics.

Prior to the Othering & Belonging Institute, Elsadig led the international program at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, where he also served as an associate editor of the Institute’s journal, Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary in Global Contexts. Earlier, Elsadig was a researcher with the European Economic Community, Amnesty International, Witness for Peace, and various international grassroots and advocacy organizations on issues related to internal displaced persons, Indigenous peoples, human rights, immigration, social mobilization, and environmental and social justice in Sudan, Greece, Colombia, and the United States. Elsadig holds degrees and trainings from Panteion University/Athens, Greece, the Ohio State University/Ohio, SIT Graduate Institute/Vermont, and Columbia University/New York.



  • Climate Refugees: The Climate Crisis and Rights Denied (Forthcoming Oct. 2019)
  • 2019 Inclusiveness Index (Forthcoming Nov. 2019)
  • Sudan After Revolt: Reimaging Society, Surviving Vengeance (Forthcoming Dec. 2019)
  • UN UPR: Consequences of Islamophobia on Civil Liberties and Rights in the United States (October 2019)
  • UN CERD: Request for Early-Warning Measures: The Rise of Islamophobia in the United States: Impeding Freedom of Religion and Freedom from Discrimination (April 2019)
  • UN ICCPR: Legalizing Xenophobia and Islamophobia in the United States (January 2019)


  • Islamophobia in the United States: A Reading Resource Pack (2018) 
  • The Era of Corporate Consolidation and the End of Competition (2018)
  • 2018 Inclusiveness Index (2018)


  • Moving Targets: An Analysis of Global Forced Migration (2017)
  • Legalizing Othering: The United States of Islamophobia (2017)
  • 2017 Inclusiveness Index (2017)


  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Corporations Before People and Democracy (2016)
  • 2016 Inclusiveness Index (2016)
  • Race and Corporate Power in the US Food System: Examining the Farm Bill (2016)


  • The US Farm Bill: Corporate Power and Structural Racialization in the US Food System (2015) 
  • Sudan and the International Criminal Court Revisited: The Dilemma of Retributive Justice and the Question of “Responsibility to Protect” (2015)


  • Examining the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2014)
  • The Ethical Dilemma of Global Hunger (2014)


  • UN ICCPR: Structural Racialization and Food Insecurity in the United States (2013)
  • Bowman v. Monsanto: The Monopoly over the Global Food System (2013)
  • Land and Neoliberal Politics in Africa (2013)


  • Book: Darfur - Domesticating Coloniality: The Failure of the Nation-state Model in Post-colonial Sudan (2008)

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