About the Podcast:
She Speaks: Academic Muslimahs is a podcast hosted by Saba Fatima, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Muslimah is the feminine form of the word Muslim in Arabic.
In each episode, I talk to academic Muslimahs about their research and life experiences.
The episodes are released every other Friday (Season One had episodes every Friday!).
I started the podcast because I wanted to have a platform where we can discuss all things Muslim, women, and academia. My purpose here is to elevate the profile of Muslimah academics . The hope is to connect us via conversations and give prominence to our voices.
Please listen, subscribe, review, and share the podcast. Support representation of marginalized voices!
Intro and outro music by Husain Yaseen
Cover Art (copyrighted) by Naomi Giddings
Produced by Madison Sample
Founder of Sisters in Leadership Training and I-AMM
Co-host of The Defining Moment
& Red Peace Machine
Ep. 32: Interconnecting Arabs, Muslims and Middle Easterners
Host of She Speaks: Academic Muslimahs
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Ep. 33: Gender & Academia
Interview with Shannon Strom
Elora Halim Chowdhury
Women’s & Gender Studies
Director of the Human Rights Program
University of Massachusetts Boston
Ep. 30: Bangladeshi Identity and Transnational Cinema
Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre Department
St. John's University
Ep. 26: Mental Health Awareness
Dept of Anthropology and Director of Undergraduate Studies
American Islamic College
Ep. 27: Experiences of Muslim American Women
Social Work , Joint Doctoral Program
North Carolina University Greensboro and
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Ep. 28: Self-Care
English Literature, University of Liverpool
Visiting Doctoral Researcher , University of Oxford
Ep. 25: English Encounters with the Mughal Empire
Michigan State University
Department of Political Science
Ep. 24: American Islamophobia and Political Participation
Season 2 Finale
Ep 16: Eid / Ramzan/Ramadan Special
Season 1 Finale:
The episode features Dr. Sakina Jangbar, Dr. Noor-Aiman Khan, Dr. Elham Mireshghi, Dr. Neelofer Qadir, Nur Shahir, and Dr. Sophia Spadavecchia
Ep. 7: Muslims moving through Christmas https://anchor.fm/saba-fatima/episodes/Christmas-Episode-Repeat-ent8gh
University of Edinburgh
Visiting Fellow at Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World
Ep. 4: Islamophobia in UK https://anchor.fm/saba-fatima/episodes/Khadijah-Elshayyal-e94339
Ep. 2: Episode Unavailable
Want to come on
Email us! We are always open to having Muslimahs in academia who self-identify as Muslim.
We encourage Muslim women to self-nominate for the podcast because it is hard to tell who self-identifies as Muslim and it is a really personal question to ask anyone!
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com
There is no one type of guest. Email me if you want to talk about:
your life journey (personal or professional or both!)
your upcoming or recently released book
your research (esp. if its of significance to the general public)
your pedagogical style
your college/university work environment
the cult of academia
U.S./ U.K./ European politics as it impacts Muslim locally and/or Muslims at-large
literally anything you are passionate about and have some degree of expertise on from your research and/or life experiences!
We are especially interested in featuring marginalized voices and perspectives within our Muslim communities.
You can hear the podcast on
all major podcast apps. Search for the words: 'Academic Muslimahs'
I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
I love learning and thinking about the social and political aspects of the world we live in.
More about me: https://sites.google.com/view/sabafatimaphd/