Sharifah Syahirah Syed Sheikh is a Senior Lecturer at Kolej Universiti Poly-Tech MARA (KUPTM) Kuala Lumpur. She is a passionate scholar and focuses on gender studies, local politics and human rights. Syahirah received her PhD in Political Science from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and holds a Master’s degree from International Islamic University (IIUM).