Any fan of the Hulu hit Ramy knows just how singular it is. What may be less apparent to a fans are the creative forces that have informed it. Meet Maytha Alhassen.

A poet and social justice activist, Alhassen received her PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity from University of Southern California. For the past decade, she has collaborated with Ramy Youssef, the brilliant comedian and creator of Ramy. Their work together has ensured that, among other things, the representation of Muslim Americans on the small screen is more nuanced than ever before.

Join the two for a conversation this Thursday about building a TV show that Rolling Stone has called “superb.”

This program is funded by the Alexa Fullerton Hampton ’42 Fund.

Ramy Youssef in Conversation


Thursday, September 24

5 pm PST/8 pm EST


TICKETS: $5   Purchase Tickets here.

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