Hi, I’m Rushaa Louise Hamid

I’m a socio-political researcher and occasional culture writer. My work often centres on identity tensions in the modern world, in particular how identities all interact with each other and come to shape our social and political systems.

Currently I’m the Research Manager at Toynbee Hall, co-leading on Toynbee Hall’s co-production/Participatory Action Research approach and developing their research strand. In short my work involves guiding people to study and create solutions for problems inside their communities, rather than the traditional approach where the researcher sits removed from those they are researching about.

Featured Project

Modern Prayers: Digital art piece on home, belonging, and exile commissioned by Out and About: Queering the Museum at RAMM and the University of Exeter, May 2021

Featured Publication

How I Found Myself When My Skin Changed Its Identity, Buzzfeed Ideas, 7 April 2015