Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui is a doctoral candidate at McMaster University. She was born and raised in the UK, has studied in NY for 7 years, and is now residing in Canada. Sabreena’s complex cultural identity drives her passion to study and write about the immigrant experience. As a sociologist, she conducts fieldwork in the areas of migration, race/ethnicity and identity and is an expert on a host of issues relating to social inequality, including those related to race/ethnicity, gender, social class, health and more. Her recent research has focused on immigrant/refugee integration, racism, Islamophobia, religious radicalization, political and media discourse and public policy. Sabreena has spoken at and been published in numerous academic and public forums worldwide, including government/NGO reports. She has written several op-ed articles and has been interviewed by various news outlets, including the New York Times, CBC News, CTV News, CP24, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and more. Sabreena sits on many non-profit boards, including The Pluralist Foundation and Canadian Council of Muslim Women. As a highly driven, multilingual, confident, and extremely well spoken woman, who is not afraid to talk about controversial inter and intra community issues, Sabreena continuously shatters myths of representation and disrupts the status quo.