Omer Aziz (2018) was educated at Queen’s University, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Cambridge University, and Yale Law School. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy, and The New Republic. He previously worked for the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria and, most recently, as Policy Advisor to the Foreign Minister of Canada.
As a Logan Nonfiction fellow, Omer will work on “Brown Boy,” a book about growing up in a working-class, Muslim, Pakistani-Canadian family and the visceral reality of racism and Islamophobia following 9/11. The work is an exploration of race, class, xenophobia, radicalization, terrorism, and America.