Rand Hazou is a Palestinian-Kiwi theatre practitioner and scholar. His research explores theatre engaging with rights and social justice. His research interests lie in applied theatre, refugee theatre and decolonial theory and practice. In 2004, he was commissioned by the UNDP to travel to the Occupied Territories in Palestine to run workshops for Palestianian youths. In Aotearoa, he has led teaching and creative projects engaging with prison, aged-care and street communities. In 2017, he was appointed the inaugural course co-ordinator for Tū Rangaranga.