Basma N. Radwan, MENA Editor  is a doctoral student in in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University and Editorial Assistant at CSSAAME. She is interested in theories of Democracy, Shari’a and the University.

Basma N. Radwan, MENA Editor is a doctoral student in in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University and Editorial Assistant at CSSAAME. She is interested in theories of Democracy, Shari’a and the University.

Yayra Sumah, Africa Editor  is a doctoral candidate in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Boston University. Her research focuses on the Congolese (DRC) history of violence, healing, religious movements and the politics of masculinity and femininity. Her dissertation project seeks to rethink the legacy of colonial violence in Central Africa through a history of the Kimbanguist movement in Belgian Congo (1920-1969).

Yayra Sumah, Africa Editor is a doctoral candidate in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Boston University. Her research focuses on the Congolese (DRC) history of violence, healing, religious movements and the politics of masculinity and femininity. Her dissertation project seeks to rethink the legacy of colonial violence in Central Africa through a history of the Kimbanguist movement in Belgian Congo (1920-1969).

Sohini Chattopadhyay, South Asia Editor  is a doctoral student in the Department of History at Columbia University. In her PhD thesis tentatively titled  The unclaimed dead body as an urban problem in Calcutta and Bombay, 1896 – 1950 , she studies new technologies of managing the pauper and unclaimed deaths to ask how these experiments transformed the social and material practices of death.

Sohini Chattopadhyay, South Asia Editor is a doctoral student in the Department of History at Columbia University. In her PhD thesis tentatively titled The unclaimed dead body as an urban problem in Calcutta and Bombay, 1896 – 1950, she studies new technologies of managing the pauper and unclaimed deaths to ask how these experiments transformed the social and material practices of death.

 
Anna Reumert, Middle East Editor  is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. In her research, she explores discourses of anti-blackness between Lebanon and Sudan, as part of a larger effort to document black migration in the Arab Mediterranean.

Anna Reumert, Middle East Editor is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. In her research, she explores discourses of anti-blackness between Lebanon and Sudan, as part of a larger effort to document black migration in the Arab Mediterranean.

Timothy Mitchell, CSSAAME Senior Editor  is a political theorist and historian. His areas of research include the place of colonialism in the making of modernity, the material and technical politics of the Middle East, and the role of economics and other forms of expert knowledge in the government of collective life. Much of his current work is concerned with ways of thinking about politics that allow material and technical things more weight than they are given in conventional political theory.In 2012, he brought the journal   Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East   (CSSAAME) to Columbia.

Timothy Mitchell, CSSAAME Senior Editor is a political theorist and historian. His areas of research include the place of colonialism in the making of modernity, the material and technical politics of the Middle East, and the role of economics and other forms of expert knowledge in the government of collective life. Much of his current work is concerned with ways of thinking about politics that allow material and technical things more weight than they are given in conventional political theory.In 2012, he brought the journal Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (CSSAAME) to Columbia.

Anupama Rao, CSSAAME Senior Editor  and   Professor of History at Barnard College, specializes in the history of anti-colonialism, caste and race, and non-Western histories of gender and sexuality. She is the author of  The Caste Question: Dalits and the Politics of Modern India,  and   is currently working on a book on caste and equality that focuses on B. R. Ambedkar (who studied at Columbia University 1913-1916); as well as a project on colonial and postcolonial Bombay. She is Senior Editor of of the journal   Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East   (CSSAAME)

Anupama Rao, CSSAAME Senior Editor and Professor of History at Barnard College, specializes in the history of anti-colonialism, caste and race, and non-Western histories of gender and sexuality. She is the author of The Caste Question: Dalits and the Politics of Modern India, and is currently working on a book on caste and equality that focuses on B. R. Ambedkar (who studied at Columbia University 1913-1916); as well as a project on colonial and postcolonial Bombay. She is Senior Editor of of the journal Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (CSSAAME)