Ibtisam Ahmed

Ibtisam Ahmed
Politics and International Relations

Expertise summary

I work on decolonial politics and utopias - how we envision futures that are equitable based on our experiences of the past. I give specific focus to queer identities, religious and spiritual minorities, literature and language, and cultural politics.

I am supporting the work of Queer Britain, the banning conversion therapy alliance, Rainbow Migration, and several NHS trusts in my role at LGBT Foundation.

Research group: Asia Research Institute.

University links: I am a co-director of the London Science Fiction Research Community at Birkbeck and Royal Holloway, and I am a member of the inter-university Beyond Gender research collective. I am also working with the Centre for Queer History Researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London on ongoing projects in my professional role at LGBT Foundation.

More information can be found on Ibtisam's webpage.

Consultancy and Research:  Ibstisam is happy to explore opportunities to undertake consultancy and research work with external organisations.

Policy credentials

I am the Policy and Research Manager at LGBT Foundation, working to expand intersectional activism. I have also lobbied with Kaleidoscope Trust and South Asian queer organisations for decolonisation.

Media credentials

I have spoken on Al Jazeera's "The Stream", Sky News and BBC Nottingham about queer rights. I have also spoken on BBC Nottingham about the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Industry credentials

I have co-curated an exhibition and lecture project on colonial India, with research at the University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections displayed at Lakeside Arts.


Media Relations - External Relations

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