Director of Public Affairs, Islamic Relief USA
Christina Safiya Tobias-Nahi is Director of Public Affairs for Islamic Relief USA in Washington, D.C. Her work focuses on governmental affairs and interfaith coalition building, mainly in the greater DC area. She was selected as a delegate for the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies global consultation held in Turkey this past spring. Ms. Tobias-Nahi taught comparative religion and religion and politics at Tufts University, where she participated in setting up an interfaith youth program. She also worked with the Civil Rights Project and Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard University. While at Harvard University, Ms. Tobias-Nahi was there on 9/11 and as a consequence asked to write a reflective piece for the Boston Globe. She has co-authored a chapter in Invisible Children in the Society and the Schools (2003, 2007 Lawrence Erlbaum), and a chapter in Educating the Muslims of America (2009, Oxford University Press). Another co-authored chapter is forthcoming later in 2009. Ms. Tobias-Nahi received an M.A. in International Relations from Boston University-Paris Overseas Graduate Center and lived in France for many years. She also pursued a Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.