Siavash Saffari is an Assistant Professor of West Asian Studies, in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at Seoul National University, South Korea. He received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Alberta, Canada, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, USA. His research interests include Middle Eastern and Islamic politics, modern Islamic political thought, and modern Iranian social and intellectual history. His publications have appeared in several peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, and he is the author of Beyond Shariati: Modernity, Cosmopolitanism, and Islam in Iranian Political Thought (2017). Roxana Akhbari is a PhD student of Gender, Feminist, and Women's Studies at York University, Canada. Her research focuses on theorizing global implications of nation-state apologies to racialized communities in North America, examining cross-ethnic anti-racist alliances between different redress-seeking movements, and conceptualizing the ways in which the notion of white supremacy has been/should be framed in this context. Her disciplinary background is in philosophy, particularly epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophical psychology. Kara Abdolmaleki is a PhD candidate in the Comparative Literature program at the University of Alberta, Canada. He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in English Literature from University of Tehran, Iran, and Kurdistan University, Iraq. His work has been published in the International Journal of Iranian Studies, Film International, Tehran Review, and The Guardian. His research interests include modernity and modernism, critical theory, film studies, postcolonial theory, Iranian studies, and psychoanalysis. Evelyn Hamdon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada, and her current research on anti-oppression educational practices focuses on identity and difference as they are represented in popular culture and media, with a specific focus on Arab and Muslim women as they are represented in film. She is a past recipient of the Isaac Killam Scholarship, as well as a past holder of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Scholarship, and the author of Islamophobia and the Question of Muslim Identity: The Politics of Difference and Solidarity (2010).