• Naser, Nehal
  • Research Interests: Islamic, Indigenous and Black Radical world making, futurism, wellness and healing
  • Education: 2019: B.A. International Studies & Women’s and Gender Studies (City College of New York, CUNY) 2017: A.A. Liberal Arts (Kingsborough Community College, CUNY)



Nehal is a non-traditional first-generation CUNY graduate and current PhD student at Rutgers NB. Her areas of interest are Islamic studies, social movements, ME & US history, decolonial and anti-capitalist projects. Her research focuses on practices found in Islamic scripture (mainly Qur’an and Hadith narrations) related to wealth, interpersonal relationships, healing, and the planet. She works to explore the liberatory potential of those practices, putting them in conversation with Black radical and Indigenous scholarship also focused on projects of world making and futurism. Nehal has worked extensively in the activist, educational non-profit, and human rights sectors and published writing on platforms including the Amnesty International Blog, Yahoo and Brit&Co. She is a single parent to her two young children who she lives with in Central NJ.

Preferred Pronoun: She/Her/Hers


  • Women Hold Up the Sky Award, 2019