Maytha Alhassen is a University of Southern California (USC) Provost Ph.D. Fellow in American Studies and Ethnicity, studying historical encounters between Black internationalism and the Arab diaspora, critical race studies, transnational social movements, media and oral history narratives. Her work in and outside academia bridges the worlds of social justice, academic research and artistic expression. In addition to her journalistic and academic writing, she has appeared on CNN, Al Jazeera English, HuffPost Live and contributed an essay to a book on American Muslim women's stories, "I Speak For Myself." Alhassen recently co-edited a book on the Arab uprisings, youth and social media with HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Demanding Dignity: Young Voices from the Front Lines of the Arab Revolutions, (White Cloud Press). She can be reached through her website, mayalhassen.com; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or on Twitter @mayalhassen.