Alex Shams

Alex Shams

Alex Shams is an Iranian-American writer and a PhD student of anthropology at the University of Chicago whose work focuses on gender and urbanism in the Middle East.

He previously worked as a journalist based in Bethlehem, Palestine.

Racism

Trump's 'honour crimes' order is a racist distraction

The key to protecting American women is defeating American sexism and racism, not scapegoating migrants or Muslims.

Trump's 'honour crimes' order is a racist distraction

Iraq

Iraq's Turkmen mobilise for a post-ISIL future

The minority group has long been divided along sectarian lines - but recent events could bring greater unity.

Iraq's Turkmen mobilise for a post-ISIL future

Human Rights

Armenians in Palestine face uncertain future

The community is under threat, residents say, amid problems with Israeli policy and economic malaise.

Armenians in Palestine face uncertain future