Center Staff and Fellows 

Richard Marback
Research Fellow
Annual Conference Chair

Saeed A. Khan
Research Fellow

Saeed A. Khan is currently in the Department of History and Lecturer in the Department of Near East & Asian Studies at Wayne State University- Detroit, Michigan, where he teaches Islamic and Middle East and History, Islamic Civilizations and History of Islamic Political Thought. He is also Adjunct Professor in Islamic Studies at the University of Detroit-Mercy and at Rochester College, co-teaching a course on Muslim-Christian Diversity.

With areas of focus including US policy, globalization, Middle East and Islamic Studies, as well as genomics and bioethics, Mr. Khan has been a contributor to several media agencies, such as C-Span, NPR, Voice of America and the National Press Club, as well as newspapers and other outlets, and is also a consultant on Islamic and Middle East affairs for the BBC. In addition, he has served as consultant to the US-Arab Economic Forum.

Most recently, Mr. Khan has founded the Center for the Study of Trans-Atlantic Diasporas, a think tank and policy center examining and comparing the condition of ethnic immigrant groups in North America and Europe, consulting the US and UK governments on their respective Muslim communities.

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Aimée Moran
Events Coordinator
Center for the Study of Citizenship


Lai Sze Tso
Research Fellow
Center for the Study of Citizenship
Citizenship for Health Initiative

Lai Sze Tso received her PhD from the University of Michigan in Sociology and Women’s Studies in 2013. Before joining the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University (WSU), Lai Sze completed two postdocs in the Schools of Medicine at WSU and University of North Carolina-Project China.

As part of her work for CSC’s Citizenship for Health initiative, Lai Sze is currently reviewing collaborative community-based models for improving citizen-focused care. Her work supports CSC efforts to identify synergies between civic engagement programs and resources at WSU, the city of Detroit, healthcare systems, and hospital facilities toward implementing integrated community care in Detroit and Southeast Michigan.











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