Racism, Identity and Religious Extremism in Europe with speaker Shaista Aziz, freelance journalist
Shaista Aziz is a freelance journalist who has worked for Aljazeera, BBC News and CNN. She has written extensively on the issue of race, identity, gender and Islam and has contributed regularly to The Guardian.
Shaista is also a Communications specialist and has worked for a number of international aid agencies and specialises on Pakistan and the Middle East, she has lived, worked and travelled across the region including Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen. She has travelled and worked across Pakistan including the Swat Valley, Peshawar and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
Shaista has been invited to speak about her work in Iraq at Harvard University and contributes regularly to panel discussions and debates on race, identity, Islamophobia and the rise of the far right in Europe.
Shaista has spent the past three years mostly living and working as a journalist in Pakistan.
In March 2015 she presented a documentary for the BBC exploring issues around race, identity and Islam. The film examines what it means to be young, French and Muslim in France, post Charlie Hebdo attacks.
(in association with the Centre for Medical Humanities)