Hello, I’m Rushaa (pronounced like Russia),


I’m a socio-political researcher, special projects manager, and occasional culture and politics writer, based in London, UK.

My interests centre on identity tensions and their interplay. In particular I enjoy looking at race, religion, nationalism, gender, sexuality, and how they all interact with each other.

Currently I manage research and methodological techniques for study of UK minority populations, providing bespoke analysis of complex issues (current topic du jour: Brexit), and overseeing panel development in my role at Survation Ltd.

You can also find my bylines at Dazed, Buzzfeed, and The Independent amongst other sites.

Education-wise in 2017 I graduated cum laude from Maastricht University with an M.A. Politics & Society, having focused on the political and social impact of nationalism, populism, technology, and cultural conflicts within the EEA region, with emphasis on Muslim communities. Prior to that in 2013 I graduated with a B.A. Politics from SOAS, University of London focusing on the role of ethnicity, religion, and nationalism in conflicts within Africa and the Middle East.

Current Personal Projects:

  • (In-progress) Essay collection focused on the legal, social, and political contradictions of minority identities in a globalised and shrinking world – unplaced currently
  • (Upcoming) Mini-project addressing all the basic FAQs I receive from family, friends, and strangers about just how my work functions