Media / Médias
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.
Industry Expertise / Expertise sectorielle (5)
Areas of Expertise / Domaines d’expertise (8)
Education / Éducation (4)
Trent University: B.Sc. (Hons), Sociology, Psychology 2004
University of Toronto: M.A., Criminology 2005
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University: LL.M., Transitional Justice in Iraq 2008
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University: Ph.D., Socio-Legal Iraqi Studies 2017
Currently working towards the Ph.D.
Additional Titles and Affiliations / Affiliations et liens supplémentaires (3)
- Co-Founder, Steering Committee Member of Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law
- Regional Representative, Iraqi Orphan Aid Foundation
- Interpreter, International Refugee Assistance Project
Languages / Langues (3)
Media Presence / Présence dans les médias (11)
Ruba Ali Al-Hassani: Working With Survivors
Muslim American Leadership Alliance print
"This year , MALA is spotlighting individual stories from men and women who take a stand to eliminate violence against women, both nationally and globally. Our community looks forward to supporting UN Women’s Orange the World Campaign to support efforts to end violence against women and girls worldwide. UN Women and partners around the world are marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, launching from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th until UN’s International Human Rights Day on December 10th."
Canada's Muslims embrace their country – even when it doesn't embrace back
The Christian Science Monitor print
Did an interview with The Christian Science Monitor and spoke on behalf of the Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law. In this interview, I addressed the rise of Islamophobia in Canada.
Nearly 35,000 Civilians Displaced from Mosul (Iraq)
Press TV tv
Interview with Press TV, where the displacement of thousands of civilians from Mosul, Iraq, is discussed.
Multi-faith groups in Canada form protective rings around mosques
Press TV tv
An interview with Press TV, where the aftermath of the Quebec mosque shooting was discussed.
Protesters in Boston denounce President Trump's immigration ban
Press TV tv
Interview with Press TV, where the Trump administration immigration/Muslim ban was discussed
Demonstrations turn ugly in Washington DC
Press TV tv
An interview with Press TV, which discussed Donald Trump's inauguration, and hate crimes/rhetoric across the US and Canada.
Iraq defending whole world against Daesh with Mosul push: Jaafari
Press TV tv
An interview with Press TV, in which the Iraqi operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS was discussed.
Iraqi PM: Battle for Mosul enters final stage
Press TV tv
An interview with Press TV discussed the final stages of the Iraqi operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS.
Iraq Baghdad Bombing
BBC World Service Radio radio
An interview with BBC World Service Radio discusses the tragic bombing in Karradah, Baghdad, which killed over 400 Iraqi civilians, and the aftermath.
The Environics Survey of Muslims in Canada 2016”
Vancouver's Co-op Radio 100.5 FM radio
An interview on behalf of the Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law with Vancouver's Co-op Radio discussed the Environics Survey of Muslims in Canada, as well as Muslim sentiments regarding discrimination, representation, and identity.
Discussing Mental Health in the Muslim Community
CHIN Radio Ottawa 97.9 FM radio
An interview with CHIN Radio Ottawa addressed the lack of a solid and open discourse around mental health in the Arab and Muslim communities, and what steps must be taken to bring about change.
Event Appearances / Participation à des événements (2)
Stories told through social mobilization for, and understanding of, the Welfare State
the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Young Leaders’ Regional Thematic Network - Workshop Theme: “Know Your Rights: Towards More Active Participation of Youth in the Application of the Social Protection & Welfare Law” Baghdad, Iraq (via video conferencing)
Empathy: An Important Step Towards Personal and National Reconciliation
The Annual Conference of the Institute of War and Peace Reporting – Conference Theme: “Combating Social Extremism” Baghdad, Iraq (via video conferencing)
Articles / Articles (3)
The article discusses the international obsession with women's bodies - particularly Muslim women's bodies. This obsession results in hijab and burkini bans in Europe, as well as in Muslim women's attempts to normalize the hijab, and the social repercussions. The article also discusses a Muslim woman's experience with alopecia.
The article discusses Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia's official state ideology, which also inspires terrorism and misogyny.
The article discusses the anti-Shia sectarianism that has been normalized by, and which guides, international human rights organizations reporting on Iraq.