Elsadig Elsheikh

Elsadig Elsheikh is the Director of the Global Justice program at the Othering & Belonging Institute, where he oversees the program’s projects on food system, global equity, and human rights.

Prior to the Othering & Belonging Institute, Elsadig led the international program at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, where he also served as an associate editor of the Institute’s journal, Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary in Global Contexts. Earlier, Elsadig was a researcher with the European Economic Community, Amnesty International, Witness for Peace, and various international grassroots and advocacy organizations on issues related to internal displaced persons, indigenous peoples, human rights, immigration, social mobilization, and environmental and social justice in Sudan, Greece, Colombia, and the United States. Elsadig holds degrees and trainings from Panteion University/Athens, Greece, the Ohio State University/Ohio, SIT Graduate Institute/Vermont, and Columbia University/NYC.

Elsadig’s research interests are on the themes and socio-political dynamics related to Africa’s large-scale land deals, financialization, global food system, human and indigenous peoples’ rights, political ecology, social movements, state and citizenship, and structural racialization. Elsadig authors and co-authors a number of articles, essays and reports on Africa’s large-scale land deals, the food system, human rights, international financial institutions, and Sudanese politics. Elsadig is the author of a book titled Darfur Domesticating Coloniality: the failure of the nation-state model in post-colonial Sudan.