Dr. Shireen Al-Adeimi is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and Assistant Professor of language and literacy at Michigan State University’s College of Education. Since 2015, she has played a leading role as an anti-war and anti-intervention advocate, focusing on the United States’ participation in assisting the Saudi- and UAE-led intervention in her country of birth, Yemen. She has written on this topic for In These Times, Business Insider, and NBC Think, and has been interviewed and quoted by national and international media outlets including NPR, NBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, The Nation, Middle East Eye, The Intercept, Current Affairs, and elsewhere. Through this work, she aims to challenge dominant narratives about the U.S./Saudi intervention and encourage political action to end U.S. support for the war.
Her scholarship at Michigan State University focuses on supporting students’ learning through dialogic talk, and she is currently a co-Principal Investigator on two projects supported by the Lyle Spencer Research Awards to Transform Education (2020-2023) and the Institute for Education Sciences (2022-2025).
Al-Adeimi received her B.A. (2006) and B.Ed. (2007) degrees from Western University, an MA from the University of Michigan (2012), as well as an M.Ed. (2016) and doctoral degree (2018) from Harvard University.