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 culture, race, religion, nationalism, gender, sexuality, and how they all interact with each other and shape our political systems.

Currently I manage research and methodological techniques for complex projects including the study of UK minority populations, provide bespoke analysis of complex issues (previous topics include Brexit and the impact of technology on future skills), and overseeing online opinion 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. 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 newsletter-based project addressing all the FAQs on polling and other similar research I receive from family, friends, and strangers about just how my work functions and why it’s significant