Hatem Hassan is a senior researcher for the Research & Action Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh and has a decade of research experience related to social movements, policies and law enforcement targeting young men, and research design.
Before joining Impact Justice, Hatem supervised research projects at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Fayette (in Pennsylvania)—focusing on masculinity, health, CO relations, and other topics organically developed by the incarcerated men at the SCI. Simultaneously, he helped successfully organize to pass ordinances banning solitary confinement and no-knock warrants in Allegheny County in 2021, and led a 2020 coding project with Let’s Get Free—an organization that supports women and trans individuals incarcerated in Western Pennsylvania. While working as an editor, he published with Stanford University, Duke University, Oxford University, and the American University in Cairo Presses. As an educator, he taught political sociology, ethnography, statistics, and research design.
In his free time, Hatem enjoys taking trips back to his native Cairo, Egypt.