Aziz Named 2015 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

January 13, 2015

Texas A&M School of Law Associate Professor Sahar F. Aziz was selected as a 2015 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine and featured in the January 1 issue, "Professors of Purpose."

Per Diverse, the 2015 Emerging Scholars of the Year are "a diverse group of standout scholars under the age of 40. Recognized for the uniqueness of their fields of study, as well as their commitment to service and teaching, these scholars represent some of the brightest minds in the nation."

The magazine's executive editor, David Pluviose, said the Emerging Scholars "are all, in their own way, working to improve the lot of humanity."

Aziz is featured in Diverse as a 2015 Emerging Scholar for her pioneering work on civil rights and national security in the post-9/11 era. In her interview, Professor Aziz noted, “You can’t talk about national security without talking about the Middle East,” and as a result her research uniquely combines her expertise in Middle East affairs with the civil rights of Arab Americans.

Aziz was also recognized by the magazine for having "devoted her life to the legal defense of the marginalized and oppressed." Additionally, Aziz mentors women and students who are the first in their families to attend college.

In the article, Andrew P. Morriss, dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Dean’s Endowed Chairholder of Texas A&M University School of Law, lauds Aziz's contributions to the school.

“Prof. Aziz is tireless in her efforts to create opportunities for students at Texas A&M School of Law." Morriss said. "She organizes multiple events each semester for the entire student body, bringing important national and international figures to campus to discuss important issues. In addition to being a productive scholar, she is a demanding teacher who both commands respect from her students and invests considerable time and energy in improving their performance.”

Read the entire feature article about Prof. Aziz.

See the 2015 Emerging Scholars Diverse: Issues in Higher Education digital publication.