Aisha Hasan is a researcher in International Development with a regional specialization in the Middle East. She holds a BSc in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. An Associate Researcher at the Ayaan Institute, her interests include the impact of the neoliberal turn, employment trends in the Muslim world and Islamic economic theory. She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the Qarawiyyin Project - an initiative dedicated to reviving Islamic discourse amongst Muslim women. She regularly speaks at community events and universities in the UK on topics related to women in the Islamic tradition and challenges for Muslim communities in the West.