Malik Al Nasir is a PhD student at the faculty of history at the University of Cambridge, St Catharine’s College. Malik is from a social sciences background and, having acquired a PgDip at the University of Liverpool in applied social research, developed a pilot think tank, “The Social Enterprise Research Initiative”, in conjunction with the “Globalisation and Social Exclusion Unit” under professor Ronaldo Munk, as well as a raft of policy for public sector organisations, such as Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Strategic Housing Partnership. This was the product of a participatory action research initiative that Malik devised, developed and subsequently managed.
Malik went on to co-found a media organisation in Dubai. During that time, he commissioned software development for clinical governance and produced audiovisual materials for the entertainment industry in the USA, UK, South Africa and the Caribbean. Upon returning to the UK, Malik did an MA in New Media Production at Liverpool John Moors University, focusing on the convergence of multimedia technologies. His thesis was the development of a prototype dynamic interactive digital archive, using a family tree builder its information architecture. Malik is now doing a PhD at Cambridge based upon his genealogical research into his family connections back through slavery. His research has appeared in both national and international press, and Malik has a two-book deal with the William Collins imprint of publisher Harper Collins.