Sughra Ahmed is Director of Education at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, specializing in human rights education, curriculum design, leadership development, and engaging in related issues stemming from inequalities, racism and injustice in the UK and around the world. She was previously Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University where she taught and led pastoral care to students and staff on campus.
Previously, Sughra was at the Woolf Institute in the Centre for Policy and Public Education, where she had responsibility for the design and delivery of research and training on issues such as faith, belief, communities and integration. She also worked as Research Fellow in the Policy Research Centre where she explored the migratory and settlement experiences of first generation Muslim women and men in the UK, and worked with a number of organizations to consider the issues young people face while growing up in the UK and the impact of this on wider British communities.
Sughra Ahmed, former chair of Islamic Society of Britain, talks about growing up Muslim and British, and the role of religion in society.