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Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin

PhD researcher, University of Helsinki


Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Anti-Racist Forum (ARF), a Finnish NGO working to empower people in their fight for social and racial justice to achieve an equal society. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Board of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR). She currently works as a doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, focusing on racial equality data development in Finland and the production of knowledge by racialized minorities. Additionally, she works as an anti-racist educator and equality trainer. She was previously active in interfaith work and activism, particularly concerning Muslim-Jewish relations. In 2018, the Finnish Church Aid’s Teachers Without Borders Network awarded her the Global Educator of the Year, and in 2020 was selected to be part of the first cohort of the Obama Foundation’s European Leaders Program. Her passion rests in equipping people with the knowledge and tools to be more inclusive, anti-racist, and address social inequalities. She believes social justice comes from the lifelong processes of learning, reflecting, and being accountable to our communities.

Updated November 2021