Sahar Aziz

Professor at Rutgers Law School; Scholar at Institute for Social Policy & Understanding; Senior Fellow at Center for Global Policy

Sahar F. Aziz is Professor and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar at Rutgers University Law School where she teaches courses on national security, civil rights, and Middle East law. Professor Aziz previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she worked on law and policy at the intersection of national security and civil liberties. Professor Aziz’s scholarship incorporates political science, sociology, and social psychology literature to examine how national security laws and policies adversely impact racial, ethnic, and religious minorities in the United States. She is also an expert on the Middle East wherein she focuses on the relationship between authoritarianism and rule of law in Egypt, with a particular interest in the role of the courts. Her academic articles have been published in the Harvard National Security Journal, George Washington International Law Review, Penn State Law Review, and the Texas Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Journal. In 2015, Professor Aziz was named an Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education and received the Derrick Bell Award from the American Association of Law Schools Minority Group Section. Professor Aziz has been featured on CNN, CSPAN, MSNBC, Fox News and Al Jazeera America and published commentaries on, the New York Times, Sada Journal, World Politics Review, Houston Chronicle, The Guardian, and Christian Science Monitor.