Maryam H’madoun is a policy officer for the Equality and Inclusion cluster of the Open Society Justice Initiative. Her work with the Justice Initiative focuses primarily on fair and effective policing and antidiscrimination in employment. She also contributes to the work on counterterrorism and radicalization.
She has been an activist for justice issues like inequality in education, gentrification and exclusion in housing, ethnic profiling, racism, and islamophobia. She cofounded Boss of My Own Head, the first pluralist feminist grassroots organization in Belgium to actively oppose the ban on the headscarf.
H’madoun obtained a PhD in economics, working on the empirical relationship between individual religiosity and work, time, and social preferences.