Ruba A Al-Hassani is Postdoctoral Research Associate at Lancaster Univ & a Research Consultant at King's College London
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Ruba Ali Al-Hassani is an Interdisciplinary Sociologist and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Lancaster University’s Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. She is also a Research Consultant with King's College London. Ruba focuses on the study of state-society relations to centre & amplify voices on the ground in public discourse, analysis, & policy. Her research particularly focuses on Iraqi studies, law, transitional justice, crime, social control, & social movements.
As one of the most influential thinkers on anti-colonialism, Edward Saïd is the kind of intellectual who not only challenges a dominating system of knowledge, but also leaves his readers in existential reflection, inviting them to contemplate not only how Orientalizing systems affect them, but also their personal positionality in their research. As...
Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kathemi recently claimed that there is no sectarianism in Iraq. This false claim cannot be divorced from the recent scandal involving the Ministry of Education and the growing threats to free speech. My latest piece discusses how they all connect, and the importance of writing Critical Race Theory into desectarianiz...
Top-down national reconciliation initiatives overlook the significance of, and connection between, story and culture in social conflict resolution. They have thus failed to emerge in post-2003 Iraq. This article draws on the theoretical insights from social constructionism to examine the potential of centreing storytelling within a bottom-up restor...