Dr. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

Su’ad Abdul Khabeer is a scholar-artist-activist originally from Brooklyn, NY. She is curator of Umi's Archive, a multimedia project documenting Black and Muslim histories and co-founder of Sapelo Square, a digital media and education collective on Black Muslims in the US. Trained as an anthropologist, Su’ad’s first book, Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States, is field-defining study on Islam and hip hop that examines how intersecting ideas of Muslimness and Blackness challenge and reproduce the meanings of race in the United States. Su’ad’s written scholarly work is accompanied by her performance-based work including her one woman solo show, Sampled: Beats of Muslim Life. She has written broadly for outlets including: The Root, the Washington Post, Vice and Ebony Magazine, and has appeared on Al Jazeera English. Su’ad is an associate professor of American Culture and Arab and Muslim American Studies at the University of Michigan.