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Huda Hassan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

Media, Culture, and Communication

Huda Hassan is a writer and cultural critic. Her work examines diasporic cultural expressions, utilizing methods and tools from gender studies, cultural studies, black studies, and media studies. Her current research project is an archival study of African Muslims in 19th and 20th century New York, and broader examinations of Black diasporic sensibilities shaping the Harlem Renaissance. 

Huda is a Black feminist cultural studies scholar. Drawing from black transnational feminisms and media studies, her dissertation, Ciyaal Baraf: Children of the Snow, was a black diaspora cultural studies project in two parts: an intervention into the conjunctures shaping the criminalization(s) of Black Muslims in settler-state media, and an analysis of the counter-narratives and countercultures of Black Muslim artists through acts of artistic place-making, self-creation, and re-invention. 

Huda’s writing appears in many publications, including Globe and Mail, Pitchfork, Hazlitt, BuzzFeed, Fader, and i-D magazine. She is an arts columnist for CBC. Huda is also a radio, TV, and film story producer and researcher. 

Huda appears as a critic on radio and television, including CBC’s ‘Commotion,' ‘Metro Morning,’ and ‘The Current,’ alongside CTV’s ‘Culture Shock’ and ‘Pop Life’ shows. In 2017, FLARE Magazine named Huda as a writer to watch in Canada. Huda obtained her Ph.D in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto in 2023, where she was a 2020 New College Doctoral Fellow. 


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