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Elsadig Elsheikh is the Director of the Global Justice Program at the Othering & Belonging Institute. He oversees the program’s projects on climate justice, food systems, forced migration, Islamophobia, and human rights mechanisms. Elsadig also co-lead the Inclusiveness Index initiative, an annual assessment of global inclusivity and marginality; the Shahidi Project, an investigative project monitoring the role of corporate power within the food system; and the Nile Project, a cultural initiative that aims to inspire, inform, and connect the Nile citizens to facilitate greater collaboration and cultivate climate resilience in the Nile Basin.

Elsadig's research focuses on the global North-global South inequity as it is related to socio-political dynamics; nation-state and citizenship; structural mechanisms of inclusion/exclusion. Elsadig has authored and co-authored a number of publications on climate refugeescorporate power and the food systemIslamophobia, forced migrationinclusiveness indexTrade & developmentUN human rights mechanisms, and Sudan’s transition to democracy.

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.


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