Jenny Harding is Professor in Cultural Studies and Communications at London Metropolitan University. She researches and teaches cultural theory, media theory, research methods and oral history. She has written about emotions, gender and sexuality and has been involved in a number of community based oral history projects. She is a member of the editorial board of the Oral History Journal and a trustee of The Oral History Society. In addition, or the past decade, Harding has developed courses designed to enable the students at her university, which is predominantly first-generation immigrant students, to explore their heritage in terms of civil society debates within London and the United Kingdom more broadly. Some of this work has occurred within an international research partnership that created the FWWCP Archives, a print/digital archive featuring the self-published work of immigrant and working class writers from the late 20th to early 21st century, inclusive of European and Middle Eastern/North African contexts.
Ahmed is also a frequent presenter on civic education and democratic schooling in the Middle East and North African region. In 2012, Ahmed was chosen as a Leaders for Democracy fellow and subsequently was chosen to be the delegate of Algeria in a UN event in New York and most recently as a Caux Scholar in Switzerland. His work has appeared in Revolution by Love, where he spoke to issues of social change through education. He is currently working on a single-author book, "The Apprenticeship of Leadership in Arab Schools," where he discusses the role of distributed leadership in education.