Maytha Alhassen

University of Southern California Provost Ph.D. Fellow in American Studies and Ethnicity

Maytha Alhassen is a University of Southern California Provost Ph.D. Fellow in American Studies and Ethnicity. She explores historical encounters between black internationalism and the Arab diaspora, critical race studies, transnational social movements, the media and oral history narratives. Under the academic tutelage of Manning Marable, Alhassen researched the historic linkages between Malcolm X and the Arab diaspora for the Malcolm X Project.

Her work in and outside of academia bridges the worlds of social justice, academic research and artistic expression. Alhassen has written for CNN, Counterpunch, the Huffington Post and other outlets. She has appeared on CNN and Al Jazeera English and contributed an essay to I Speak for Myself, a book on American Muslim women's stories. Alhassen and HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin recently co-edited Demanding Dignity: Young Voices from the Front Lines of the Arab Revolutions, a book on the Arab uprisings, youth and social media. She can be reached through her website mayalhassen.com.

Twitter handle: 
@mayalhassen

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