Maissan Hassan


Maissan is feminist researcher with more than 12 years of experience in the field of women’s rights and gender equality, primarily in the Middle East and North African region.

She has a keen interest in research, documentation and (oral history) archiving on women’s and gender issues. Maissan has worked with a wide range of organizations such as women’s groups, (international) NGOs, academic institutions, cultural enterprises, museums, governmental bodies, and funding agencies.

She has an interdisciplinary background in Social Sciences and Humanities; a BA in Sociology and Film from the American University in Cairo, and master’s degree in Arts and Culture (Museums and Collections) from Leiden University.