Maha Hilal

Justice, Law and Society

  • Maha Hilal is currently pursuing a PhD in Justice, Law & Society at American University in Washington, D.C. Her area of research interest is in the field of human rights, with a focus on survivors of human rights abuses and the adverse consequences they face post-abuse. Maha received her Master's Degree in Counseling and her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Maha has worked and volunteered at a number of human rights organizations including the Center for Victims of Torture and the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition, in addition to serving as a dialogue facilitator at American University. Maha was also previously a Christine Mirayan Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences as well as a recipient of the Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship for Arabic study in Morocco. Upon completing her doctoral degree, she plans to pursue a career as a scholar-practitioner in the fields of human rights and conflict resolution.
  • Book Currently Reading:

    Anti-Arab Racism in the USA: Where it Comes From and What it Means for Politics by Steven Salaita

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