Dr Khadijah Elshayyal is Research Fellow for the Digital British Islam project, based at the Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, University of Edinburgh. She is also a researcher at the Influencing Corridors of Power project, at SOAS.
Khadijah earned her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests lie in the political and cultural expressions of activism, advocacy, representation and identity among Muslims and other minoritised groups in the UK. Accordingly, Khadijah maintains a keen engagement with grassroots initiatives and organisers, including performing several advisory roles.
Khadijah is currently General Secretary of the Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN).
Her publications include Muslim Identity Politics: Islam, activism and equality in Britain (IB Tauris, 2020)