is a Lecturer in Human Rights Law and Co-Director of the Gender
Justice and Society Research Network at Queen’s University
Yassin spent 20 years living in the Middle East and is rooted in
transnational understandings of justice and human rights. As a
long-term feminist and scholar-activist, her academic work remains
informed by the lived experiences of post-conflict, justice and
peace of marginalised communities in the
South’ — amplifying struggles for justice within and beyond legal
frameworks and academia.
Closer to home, Yassin is a dedicated champion of gender and racial
justice in Northern Ireland. She has received national recognition
for her contribution to the first
History Month campaign' in Northern Ireland and formerly served as
one of the inaugural Co-Chairs of IRise, the University's Black,
Asian and Minority Ethnic and International Staff
In this episode we talk about:
Growing up in the Middle-East
Her experiences in white middle-class England
What justice actually is
What racism in NI looks like
And most importantly what we can do about it
Please note: This episode also contains reference to gender and
racial-based violence. If you are affected by anything discussed in
this conversation we have signposted a few phone numbers and links
below for you to avail of.
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