Nafeesah Allen, Ph.D. is a multi-lingual author, independent researcher, content strategist, and contributing writer to various national publications. She frequently covers finance, parenting, culture, real estate, travel, discrimination, and more. She has over fifteen years of experience in municipal and federal government communications and team-building roles on four continents. She works with funders, founders, and businesses to offer messaging and brand marketing strategies that center audience identity, moral imperatives, and executive transparency in thought leadership.

She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and works in all these language groups for clients and research. Her experience parenting third culture kids inspired her multilingual children’s book available on Amazon KDP.

As an academic, Nafeesah completed her Ph.D. in Forced Migration from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa, a postgraduate diploma in Folklore & Cultural Studies at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi, India, a Masters of International Affairs at Columbia University in 2009 and a BA from Barnard College at Columbia University. She is a Visiting Researcher at Wits, and has a forthcoming book with Palgrave and numerous book chapters.


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