About & Contact

Hanna Ali is an Author, Photographer, Artistic Director, Frequent Panellist and Teaching Fellow and PhD candidate at SOAS, University of London where she specialises in Afro-Arab identity. She currently works for Kayd Somali Arts and Culture as Artistic Director. Hanna is a former Radio Presenter and was listed as number 4 in Buzz Feed’s “21 Black British Muslims You Should Know About” and was a part of Trailblazing Muslim Women 2018. She was host of a popular breakfast show radio host in the Middle East and, as a Writer, her collection of Short Stories was published in October 2017 this following on from winning Prizes/being shortlisted in the 2016 London Short Story and 2017 HISSAC Short Story Competitions. Hanna is the Festival Director of Somali Week Festival, which is a 10-day London based festival during London’s Black History Month. Hanna has additionally created and delivered Arts and Cultural events for both London Tower Hamlets Council, Arts Council of England and London City Hall. Hanna also sits at the board of two major Somali Organisations: Global Somali Diaspora and The Council of Somali Organisations. She can be found on Twitter: @HannaAli

For contact regarding an academic nature please email: hanna_ali@soas.ac.uk

Everything else: missali_@hotmail.com

Twitter: @hannaali

Photography: Flickr