Hashem was a Research Assistant on the LSE Middle East Centre project 'Neoliberal Visions: Exploring Gendered Adverts and Identities in the Palestinian West Bank' from November 2020 to May 2021. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment. His research examines the politics of Palestinian cultural production and urbanity under settler colonialism. His areas of research include cultural studies, settler colonialism, photography, and class formation.
He is the recipient of the Jerusalem Quarterly’s Ibrahim Dakkak Award for his essay 'Politics of Portraiture: The Studio of the Krikorians,' which documents the story of one of the earliest local photography studios in Jerusalem. He holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Earlham College in Indiana. He is from Arroub Refugee Camp in northern Hebron, Palestine.