Sughra Ahmed is Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University.
Her role includes teaching, research and pastoral care with a focus on person centered care of staff and students on campus. She brings together a unique blend of experience in academia, policy and community activism. She is a Yale Greenberg World Fellow at Yale University, a Research Associate at St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge and a Trustee of the Islamic Society of Britain; where she previously served as Chair, 2013-16.
Sughra is a Women of the World Festival (WOW) Advisory Board Member, Trustee of the think-tank These Islands, Specialist of the Christian Muslim Forum and Distinguished Friend of the Migration Museum, London. She specialises in interfaith relations, is a public speaker and contributes to media discussions, particularly on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thought for The Day’ program. In 2014, she was awarded the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Award for Muslim Woman of the Year at the British Muslim Awards.
Ahmed has a BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, MA Islamic Studies, Diploma in Islamic Jurisprudence and is a qualified Chaplain.