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Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Iraqi-Canadian Socio-Legal Academic & Advocate, 

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani is a doctoral candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, with a Masters Degree in Criminology from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Biography/Biographie

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani is a doctoral candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, with a Masters Degree in Criminology from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. In addition to teaching Sociology at York University, Ruba has returned as a sessional instructor at her alma mater, Trent University, where she had majored in Psychology and Sociology. Ruba is an interpreter for the International Refugee Assistance Project, a regional representative of the Iraqi Cooperative Orphan Aid Foundation, and a co-founding Board Member of the Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law. She also volunteers for the Canadian National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Her research interests include Iraqi studies, the Sociology of law, racial profiling, and terrorism studies.

Expertise

  • War on ISIS / Daesh
  • Racial Profiling
  • Middle Eastern Affairs
  • Iraqi Affairs
  • Iraqi Politics
  • Islamophobia
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Anti-Shia sectarianism

Education/Éducation

  • University of Toronto
    Criminology
    M.A., 2005
  • Trent University
    Sociology, Psychology
    B.Sc. (Hons), 2004
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
    Transitional Justice in Iraq
    LL.M., 2008
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
    Socio-Legal Iraqi Studies
    Ph.D., 2017

    Currently working towards the Ph.D.