Our Team

Illustration: Rameez Waheed

Nina Swen

Commissioning Editor

Nina is a researcher at the International Institute for Social Studies (ISS). Her fields of interest include political ecology, the politics of knowledge production, epistemic (in)justice, and post-humanism. Nina holds an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and a degree in Political Science and Anthropology from Amsterdam University College. She feels at home in the Netherlands and Peru.

Mariya Nadeem Khan

Digital Editor

Mariya is a researcher within the Urban Socio-Spatial Development department at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She has an MA in Development Studies from Erasmus University and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from Leiden University. Her research builds on violence, nationalism, and social movements in South Asia and the GCC. Her other areas of interest include non-Western historiography, alternatives to the capitalist world economy, and Urdu literature.


Daniele Rossi-Doria

Managing Editor

Daniele is a researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). He has a degree in History and Philosophy from the University of Napoli (Italy) and an MA in Development Studies from the ISS. His work focuses on water management, agricultural development, and climate change adaptation. He enjoys traveling, and supports Napoli football club

Mo Thung

Technology Editor

Thung is a PhD student studying internet users and consumption of mobile phones, with a focus on Chinese digital technology. His research interests include the use of mobile internet under the distinctive environments of difficult connectivity vis-a-vis the rapid leapfrog in mobile adoption of Myanmar.

Khatija Khader

Revise Editor

Khatija is an assistant professor at Cluster University Kashmir with a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Her research focused on histories of migration of Siddi and seafaring Hadrami diaspora in the Indian Ocean. She critically engages with modern discourses on assimilation, multiculturalism, and migration. 

Yuki Fujita

Grants and Communications Manager

Yuki is experienced in, and passionate about, the role of communications in the aid sector, serving as a bridge between practitioners and stakeholders. She holds an MA in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), with her research focused on discourse analysis of policy documents in the humanitarian sector. 

Marina Višic

Editorial illustrator

Marina is a researcher and urban planner with a Master’s from the University of Belgrade and a master’s in European Urbanism from the TU in Delft. She is based in the Netherlands.