Sahar F. Aziz is a Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. Prior to joining TWU, she was an adjunct
professor at the Georgetown
Center where she
developed and taught a new course entitled National Security and Race in a
Post-9/11 America. Ms. Aziz served as a Senior Policy
Advisor for the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security from 2008 to 2009 where she worked on public
policy involving the intersection of national security and civil rights. Ms. Aziz led various roundtables between
government officials and community groups to foster constructive dialogue and
mutual trust among stakeholders. Prior to joining DHS, Ms. Aziz was an Associate
at Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll PLLP where she litigated class action civil
rights lawsuits alleging a nationwide pattern and practice of gender
discrimination in pay and promotion. Ms.
Aziz was also an Associate at WilmerHale where she conducted an independent
human rights investigation on child trafficking in the Middle
M.A. Middle Eastern Studies, J.D. University of Texas
National Security , Civil Liberties , American Muslims , Race and the Law
© Institute for Social
ISPU conducts objective, solution
seeking research that empowers American Muslims to develop their community and
fully contribute to pluralism and democracy in the United States. Our
research aims to educate the general public and enable community change agents,
the media, and policymakers to make evidence-based decisions.