Hussein El-Hajj is an activist and researcher in the field of alternative higher education. He is the current coordinator of CILAS in Cairo (http://www.ci-las.org/press.html) and the founder/director of CILAS in Alexandria, where he is also teaching. His craft is translation, especially in the humanities and social sciences. He is the co-editor of the website https://boringbooks.net/ dedicated to translation into Arabic. In terms of research, Hussein works on alternative arts education in the Middle East, both in its historical and contemporary forms (El-Hajj 2017). He has contributed to “Another Roadmap School”, an international platform, hosted at the Zurich University of the Arts, that “provides open spaces for trans-regional exchange and learning in arts education as an engaged practice committed to social change” (https://www.zhdk.ch/forschungsprojekt/426616).