With unparalleled publications on same-sex love and desire among women in the Middle East and North Africa, Dr. Samar Habib is the leading expert of international standing in this field. Some publishers of her academic works include E.J. Brill, Oxford University Press, and Routledge.
Her books include the now seminal Female Homosexuality in the Middle East, and Islam and Homosexuality. She is regularly called on to share her expertise in authoritative reference collections, national newspapers and at some of the best universities in the world, including Yale, Brown, Columbia and Stanford, among others.
In 2017 Dr. Habib produced a feature-length film on homelessness in the San Francisco East Bay, showing the environmental impact of the booming tech industry on the region. Dr. Habib is also currently researching and writing on perennial ideas of well being, distilling the essence from 5000 years of spiritual thinking, modern psychology and neuroscience. She is the creator of the online course The Quantum Mind and is a regular contributor on Psych Central.
She has given two TEDx Talks.