Comparative Literature, International Relations
International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Ibrahim Bharmal graduated from Stanford University in 2018 where he studied Comparative Literature and International Relations. His focuses were in Arabic literature, Middle Eastern History, and Post-Colonial theory. He also minored in Human Rights and wrote an arts thesis based on his family’s experience as Muslim Americans and immigration from Pakistan to the United States. At Stanford, Ibrahim devoted a substantial amount of his time serving in the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) as the Freshmen Council President, Sophomore Class President, Junior Class President, and Senior Class President.
Ibrahim’s interests are at the intersection of migration issues and criminal justice reform. His interests have taken him all over the world: from working in refugee camps in Athens, Greece to migrant shelters in Berlin, Germany to the boroughs of New York with CAIR-NY. Ibrahim recently was a visiting lecturer at the University of Jember in East Java, Indonesia, where he managed a human rights journal, taught English classes, and conducted research with the Center for Human Rights, Migration, and Multiculturalism. Currently, Ibrahim is a Govern for America fellow at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, where he focuses on better connecting government services and programs to immigrant populations. In the future, Ibrahim hopes to practice immigration and human rights law, eventually using this platform to enter local politics in his home state of California.
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