Asma T. Uddin
Asma is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of altmuslimah.com. She is also a Legal Fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and the Director of Strategy for the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom. Formerly Legal Counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, she practiced commercial litigation at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia and corporate real estate at Greenberg Traurig in Miami.
Her editing experience includes, among other things, Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah’s A Muslim in Victorian America, which was published in 2007 by Oxford University Press. As Associate Editor and legal columnist for Islamica Magazine, Asma focused her writings on how American Muslims can rethink their social position within the American legal framework.
Asma’s writing has appeared in Muslim Girl Magazine, altmuslim, beliefnet, and in the Guardian’s Comment is Free. She is also an expert panelist for the Washington Post religion blog, On Faith, and a contributor to Huffington Post Religion, CNN.com, and Common Ground News. Her more scholarly work has been published by the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, The Review of Faith & International Affairs, St. Thomas University Law Journal, and the First Amendment Law Review, and she has book chapters forthcoming by Ashgate Publishers and several prominent university presses.
Asma speaks widely on constitutional issues in legal academia. She has also traveled throughout Europe and the Muslim world to meet with Muslim and other minority groups as well as politicians, journalists, and anti-discrimination organizations.
She is a 2005 graduate of The University of Chicago Law School, where she was an editor of The University of Chicago Law Review.
A full list of Asma’s speaking engagements on behalf of Altmuslimah can be found here.
Ashley E. McGuire
Ashley E. McGuire is a writer and editor living in Washington, D.C. She is currently writing a book about the cultural disempowerment of girls and women. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, First Things, and The Catholic Thing,among others. Ashley is a graduate of Tufts University in Boston.
Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein is an independent writer and communications strategist in Washington, DC. She is a contributor to The Federalist and a contributing writer for the parenting blog Kveller.
Melissa previously spent seven years working for the federal government. She served primarily as a speechwriter at four federal agencies, including: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of State. Melissa earned her B.A. from Harvard College and her M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Pforzheimer Fellow. She shares her writing at melissabraunstein.com and joined AltFem as a columnist in 2016.