Hussein El-Hajj

Hussein El-Hajj is an activist and researcher in the field of alternative higher education. He is the current coordinator of CILAS in Cairo ( 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 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” (

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