Maira Khwaja

Khwaja Maira

Maira Khwaja is an educator and multimedia producer based in Chicago, Illinois. At the Invisible Institute, a non-profit investigative journalism production company on the South Side, she interviews young people about their experiences with police, produces events and work-shops, and guides outreach communications. She co-directs a political education project, called TM Productions, to engage traditionally disenfranchised Chicagoans in civic conversations.Maira is a first generation Pakistani-American, born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She studied history at the University of Chicago, focusing on the relationships between gangs and churches on the South Side of Chicago. Her contribution is called “Policing Grief in Chicago: Restrained Mobility and Surveillance on Social Media.”