Farha Najah Hussain (she/her), MSc(A), SLP, is a Rehabilitation Sciences PhD candidate. Prior to beginning full-time studies at NYU, Farha was a clinician in a public rehabilitation center in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), primarily working with Deaf and hard-of-hearing youth.

Farha’s research interests include critical reflexivity informed by social justice; communication, language, and disability justice; and innovative transdisciplinary approaches combining arts-based research as it relates to confronting intersectional power imbalances. Her critical lens is especially informed by critical race feminism, particularly as articulated by Black feminist scholarship (e.g., Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Kimberlé Crenshaw).

In 2022, Farha presented her research entitled Confronting Pathology: In search of a Critical Landscape and Social Justice within the Field of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the 10th Annual Research and Scholarship Showcase sponsored by NYU’s School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Office of Research, and the Office of Student Affairs. This research was a scoping review done in collaboration with Dr. Lilly Padía, Nisha Sajnani and María Rosa Brea.

Farha has also served as a professional researcher at Université de Montréal – École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie, and a guest lecturer at McGill University’s School of Communication Sciences Disorders (SCSD). She is currently an adjunct professor for NYU CSD’s Culturally Responsive Practice II: The Educational Context course.

Farha speaks Urdu, English, and French, and has basic skills in American Sign Language (ASL).