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Meet the team

Anver Emon

Anver Emon

Director, Institute of Islamic Studies

Anver M. Emon is Professor of Law and History and Canada Research Chair of Islamic Law and History at the University of Toronto. His research integrates a careful attention to Islamic legal history and contemporary debates on law and governance.

Aly Rattansi

Aly Rattansi

Archivist

Aly is an archivist at Muslims in Canada Archives (MiCA) with experience in media design and web3, and an interest in the study of religion and geography.

Mitra Fakhrashrafi

Mitra Fakhrashrafi

Senior Fellow

Mitra Fakhrashrafi (she/her) is a curator and emerging archivist interested in creating places of sanctuary and indebted to border abolition organizing. In 2020, Mitra published a Master’s thesis on shisha bans, surveillance and Muslim placemaking in the Greater Toronto Area.

Moska Rokay

Moska Rokay

Founding Archivist

Moska is the founding archivist of the Muslims in Canada Archives (2019-2022). Moska received her Master of Information in Archives and Records Management from the University of Toronto in 2019 and advocates for archives/archival practice that centers communities.

Zaid Khan

Zaid Khan

Strategist, Institute of Islamic Studies

Zaid Khan is a Strategist with a particular interest in bringing both "design" and "creative"-led practices to research projects.

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