maytha alhassen, Ph.D. is a historian, journalist, social justice artist, and mending practitioner. She sees her work in the world as an engaged wit/h/nessing (witness + withness). Dr. alhassen received her Ph.D. in American studies & Ethnicity from USC, training in the disciplines of history, anthropology, media studies, Middle East studies with an emphasis on race, class, gender, religion and social movements. As a journalist, alhassen appeared as a co-host on Al Jazeera English and The Young Turks and has written for CNN, Huffington Post, Boston Review, Mic, LA Review of Books. She co-edited a book on the 2011 uprisings “Demanding Dignity: Young Voices from the Front Lines of the Arab Revolutions” (2012) and authored the report “Haqq and Hollywood: Illuminating 100 Years of Muslim Tropes and How to Transform Them” for a 2017-2018 Pop Culture Collaborative Senior Fellowship. In the social justice organizing realm, alhassen co-founded Occidental College’s Social Justice Institute, Believers Bail Out, Arabs for Black Lives collective and currently sits on the advisory board for Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative and Feminist Studies in Religion online’s editorial board. As an artist, she has performed her poetry all over the world (and is composing a poetry collection) including for a TED talk for her 2017 TED Residency called “A Poem for Syria: Beyond A Geography of Violence.” Currently, Alhassen produces and writes for Golden Globe and Peabody-winning Hulu series Ramy (Co-Executive Producer) and serves as an Executive Producer for the upcoming docu-series “American Muslims: A History Revealed.” She is 2021-2023 Religion + Public Life Fellow in Media + Entertainment at Harvard University, a Pop Culture Collaborative Pluralist Visionaries Fellow, and a Pillars Fund Muslim Narrative Cohort Fellow. Next on the professional horizon, dr. alhassen will be rolling out a new web series, “Key Terms” (including a clothing line collaboration with NorBlack NorWhite) tied to her educational program “Office Hours.” She also advises on social impact campaigns, does educational and entertainment consulting, and offers healing workshops– all while trying to find time to write some books and show treatments.