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About Masum Momaya

Masum Momaya is a Chicago-based South Asian American feminist who currently serves as lead researcher and writer, Women’s Rights Information at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID). She sees herself as translator and curator, across different types of knowledge and expression – artistic, embodied, collective, intellectual and political. Aside from her role at AWID, Masum is also Curator at the International Museum of Women, is part of organizing the feminist media community in the United States and most recently served on the board of the Third Wave Foundation and the steering committee of Amnesty International USA’s Women’s Human Rights program. Dedicated to bringing together theory and practice, she has an honors bachelors degree from Stanford University in Public Policy and Feminist Studies and a masters in education and doctorate in Human Development, both from Harvard University.

Articles by Masum Momaya

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Redefining security: human rights and economic justice

Security is impossible without people’s freedom to organize and defend their rights, a cornerstone of the exercise of citizenship. History gives us ample evidence of this, say Lydia Alpizar and Masum Momaya

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