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  • Name: Asad Dandia

    Recipient Year: 2018|2017

    Major: Near (Middle) Eastern Studies

    Description: Asad is a teacher, organizer, and student. He holds an MA in Islamic Studies from Columbia University and a BS in Social Work from New York University. He draws from his experience both as an academic and a community organizer to connect theory with praxis on a range of subjects. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the LA Review of Books, and Al-Jazeera English, among other outlets. As a teenager, he cofounded a mutual aid organization called Muslims Giving Back, which was surveilled by NYPD informants, leading Asad to join a historic and successful lawsuit challenging police surveillance of New York’s Muslim communities, forever transforming his life.

    School Name: NYU

    Sponsor: Batool Javidan Memorial Scholarship|Afzal Family Foundation

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asaddandia/

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient