Sahar Aziz is a Board Member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas as well as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, School of Law. According to Texas A&M:
Sahar F. Aziz joined the faculty in 2011 as an associate professor of law. Prior to joining Professor Aziz was an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where she taught national security and civil rights law. Professor Aziz served as a senior policy advisor for the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where she worked on law and policy at the intersection of national security and civil rights. Prior to joining DHS, Professor Aziz was an associate at Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll PLLP in Washington, D.C. where she litigated class action civil rights lawsuits alleging a nationwide pattern and practice of gender discrimination in pay and promotion.
Professor Aziz began her legal career as an associate at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. where she conducted internal white collar crime investigations and an independent investigation on child trafficking in the Persian Gulf. Professor Aziz clerked for the Honorable Andre M. Davis on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Professor Aziz’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of national security and civil rights law with a focus on the post-9/11 era. Professor Aziz incorporates critical race theory, feminist theory, and constitutional law into her examination of the disparate impact of post-9/11 laws and public policy on ethnic, racial, and religious minority groups in the United States. Professor Aziz analyzes these issues in various contexts including employment, counterterrorism, criminal justice, and civil rights litigation. Professor Aziz also writes on rule of law and democracy in Egypt including gender rights, transparency laws, and election laws.
Professor Aziz has been featured on CNN, CSPAN, Russia Today and Al Jazeera America and published numerous commentaries on national security, civil rights, and rule of law in Egypt on The New York Times, CNN.com, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Middle East Institute, the Houston Chronicle, The Guardian, The Washington Times, The American Bar Association Journal and the Christian Science Monitor, the Huffington Post, Truthout.com, altmuslim.com, the American Constitution Society’s blog, and JURIST.com,. Professor Aziz has presented her work in various forums including at U.S. Congressional Briefings, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Aspen Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy, the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Atlantic Council, and the Texas Bar Association.
Sahar Aziz was a guest on the McCuisiton episode on National Security. To watch the full episode, follow this link:
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