Ayah Abubasheer is a political sociologist who received her Master of Global Politics (Global Civil Society) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012. She is currently a PhD scholar of Social and Political Thought at the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society, Australian Catholic University. She is writing a PhD dissertation on the question of Islam and religious agency among women. Her research analyses the gendered politics of mobilizing piety in Gaza, Palestine; and utilises ideas about practice, politics, agency and Islamic feminism.
She is Al-Shabaka Policy member who has published articles at Al-Shabaka, Electronic Intifada, Palestine Chronicle, Mondoweiss and Middle East Eye.