Stanford Center for Racial Justice Appoints Fatima Dahir as Research Associate

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Fatima Dahir, SCRJ Research Associate

The Stanford Center for Racial Justice (SCRJ or Center) is excited to announce the appointment of Fatima Dahir as Research Associate, effective October 17, 2022. Fatima will assist with research related to SCRJ’s ongoing projects, including our Innovation in Community Safety work.

Fatima is a 2021 graduate of The Ohio State University with a passion for public policy and how the built environment and policy landscape shapes our experiences. She studied Geography and Public Management, specializing in urban, regional, and global studies, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with research distinction. Her senior thesis interrogated the relationship between Somali-American communities and policing institutions with a focus on reparative policies and practices. Fatima was also involved with the Buckeye Leadership Fellows, the premier leadership program at Ohio State; the Muslim Students Association; and was a mentor to refugee students seeking higher education.

Away from campus, Fatima conducted research and policy analysis at a number of internships. Most recently, she was a fellow with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals program, where she spent a year in Germany. Through this program, she had the chance to intern with the American Women’s Club of Berlin; and additionally, the Justice Collective, a Berlin based project dedicated to ending Europe’s reliance on prison and police. As a personal project, she spent the year researching housing benefits usage by immigrants and how this use has been criminalized. Fatima has also served as a research intern with the Migration Policy Institute; Community Refugee and Immigrant Services (CRIS); and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus.

In her free time, she loves to spend time with her sisters, read, and explore thrift shops.

SCRJ is thrilled to welcome Fatima to our team!