Dr. Hussein is a recent graduate of the doctoral program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on the politics of education and knowledge production. Her doctoral thesis examined the relationship between nationalism and formal education, particularly how the Palestinian search for national liberation influenced their educational discourse during the 1970s, when Palestinians had no control over educational policies. Dr. Hussein teaches on the role of schools in sustaining and/or challenging systems of oppression and privilege and the position of teachers as cultural workers, intellectuals and agents of change. She has a Bachelor's in English literature from Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, and a Masters degree in Community Education from Harvard. Dr. Hussein has worked with and for Palestinian children in Palestine, and has designed, directed and taught intensive academic programs for teacher professional development in Boston (Harvard, Boston College, Lesley University) and abroad (Morocco, Jordan, Spain, Palestine, the Balkans). She is fluent in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Palestinian Sign Language.