With a PhD in Criminology from the University of Leuven, focusing on economic-state crime and transformative justice, Huma Saeed currently works as a research consultant with a number of different research-based organizations. She is also an affiliated senior researcher at the Leuven Institute of Criminology (University of Leuven). She has a MSc in Human Rights from the London of School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA). Originally from Afghanistan, Huma Saeed has worked with human rights and women’s rights organizations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and internationally as well as with the UN Development Programme (UNDP). She has published a number of articles in international academic journals and books reflecting on her research and experiences in Afghanistan, including on transitional justice, economic-state crime and women and victims’ empowerment.
Dr. Daria is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham (UK) and the Head of the Forced Migration Unit of the Human Rights Law Centre (University of Nottingham). She is currently holding a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Lund (Sweden) focusing on the human rights implications of EU migration policies and the responsibility of states, private actors and the EU itself for human rights abuses in the migration context. Prior to joining academia, Daria worked with various international NGOs, and for three years as a Human Rights Field Officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and as a consultant for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Hjalmar is a German-Bolivian conflict specialist and theater maker who uses different types of participatory, political theater such as Theater of the Oppressed and Playback Theater to work with communities in conflict and create possibilities for bottom-up dialogue and a search for grassroots solutions. Hjalmar has been working in Afghanistan since 2007. In 2013 he published ‘Wenn die Burka plötzlich fliegt-Einblicke in die Arbeit mit dem Theater der Unterdrückten in Afghanistan’, a book, in German language, reflecting about his experiences working with women and war victims in Afghanistan. He is currently doing his PhD at the Center for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Aslam Jawadi studied his B.A. in Sociology with Imam Khomaini University, Iran and obtained his first master degree in Sociology, Allama Tabatabai University of Tehran, in July 2011 and currently studying his second master degree in social research with University of Sheffield, UK. Aslam also holds an M.A equivalent degree in Islamic studies from Baluchistan University, Quetta, Pakistan. He worked as founder and editor-in-chief of Jamia-e-Baaz Daily, editor-in- chief of Tahawol Daily, lecturer with Ibn-e-Sina University, Dean of Social Science Faculty of Kateb University, editor of Jamia Farda social science quarterly journal, and and regular columnist with a many national magazine sand newspapers. Aslam has authored two books and dozens of articles on politics, governance and social science issues.
Dr. Yunespour works as an Academic Internships Coordinator in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD thesis on Afghanistan’s higher education at UNSW Canberra. Previously, he has worked as a lecturer at American University of Afghanistan and as a public servant in Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.Yunespour completed his Bachelor and Honors degrees in International Studies (Government) at the University of Sydney between 2008 and 2011.