Amani Maihoub was born and raised in Tartous, Syria. She is a junior researcher at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC) of UCP. Her research is funded through the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).

She holds an MSc in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in International Performance Research (Erasmus Mundus) from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Arts in Belgrade. She majored in Music and English in her undergraduate studies at Central College. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Failed Architecture, Crannóg Magazine, and others.