Interdisciplinary scholars working together to explore and document cultural injustices, and restore justice through repatriation and education.
Through bridging the arts, humanities, and science, HASAN aims to provide a highly interdisciplinary approach to exploration and preservation of cultural heritage throughout the world.
Our work documents and preserves history and cultures through bridging STEM and the ARTS to intact restorative justice across the globe.
Reshaping history through the Untold Story
H.A.S.A.N. was established by Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz and Justin Fornal in 2018, as a non-profit 501(c)(3), dedicated to restorative justice through racial reconciliation and repatriation of human and cultural remains. The co-founders Fornal and Deetz met while working with National Geographic on a documentary on Nat Turner, during which Fornal successfully located and repatriated the presumed skull of Nat Turner to his descendants. Fornal, an award-winning filmmaker, world explorer, and host of Unexplained and Unexplored (Discovery/Science Channel), and Dr. Deetz, a renowned scholar, archaeologist, and historian of the African diaspora, established H.A.S.A.N. to partner with community stakeholders to bring restorative justice to culturally sensitive projects.