Nada Mustafa Ali is a scholar activist and researcher with extensive experience in human rights, gender and politics in the Sudans and is the author of numerous publications on the Sudans and elsewhere. She is the author of Gender, Race, and Sudan’s Exile Politics: Do we all belong to this country? (Lexington Books, 2015). Nada teaches in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She received her PhD in government from the University of Manchester.