Ruba Ali Al-Hassani is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Lancaster University’s Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Her research employs interdisciplinary methodologies in the study of state-society relations in Iraq and beyond to centre and amplify voices on the ground in public discourse, analysis, and policy. Ruba’s research interests also include the Sociology of Law, transitional justice, crime, social control, and social movements. She has taught Sociology at her alma maters York University and Trent University. Ruba holds a B.Sc. in Psychology & Sociology, a M.A. in Criminology, and an LL.M. in transitional justice, as she completes her Ph.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. She was a Nonresident Fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and is a Contributing Writer at Inside Arabia and The New Arab. Ruba also sits on the Board of Directors at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and co-founded the Canadian Association for Muslim Women in Law.