Hassan Mahamdallie is former Director of the Muslim Institute (2013-2017). Born into a large Indo-Trinidadian/English family, he completed an MA in Theatre Studies at Leeds University and has worked as an actor, radical journalist, arts-in-education worker and Arts Council England senior diversity officer.
Hassan contributed to the book Tell It Like It Is: How Our Schools Fail Black Children (2005) and published a biography of radical artist William Morris, Crossing the River of Fire (2008). He edited the book Defending Multiculturalism- a Guide For The Movement (2011) and published Black British Rebels – Figures from Working Class History.
Hassan is the artistic lead on a performance project, Loyal Enemy, based on the life of Marmaduke Pickthall. He wrote and directed The Crows Plucked Your Sinews, a one-woman play looking at the life of Somali nationalist leader and poet Sayyid Maxumud Cabdille Xassan. Hassan is a founder member of the campaigning organisation Unite Against Fascism.