The daughter of Muslim Bangladeshi immigrants, Lamisa Mustafa is a rising fourth year honors student at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, majoring in human rights, sociology and public policy. In 2019, Lamisa served as the Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools Intern in Washington, DC and co-presented an original college access research study at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education. As the Community Outreach Intern for the SMU Human Rights Program, she works to build intersectional human rights networks. As an SMU Human Rights Fellow, Lamisa founded “We The Students”, a first-of-its-kind community symposium about student activism. She serves as an undergraduate representative on multiple university-wide councils, including the Student Affairs Committee to the SMU Board of Trustees, advocating for policies and practices to holistically support all students. Throughout her career, Lamisa aspires to advance educational equity by integrating her passions in public policy, community-powered social change and education as a human right.
Updated May 2020
More from Lamisa Mustafa
“In Conversation with... Angela Davis”
In her Action Project, Lamisa Mustafa is building on the activist work she has already been doing at her university. The conversation with Dr. Angela Davis is just one of many events organized by Lamisa as part of the larger effort by the SMU’s Human Rights Council to advance and ensure racial justice on and off campus.
2020 HIA Warsaw Fellows raise awareness and knowledge of English-speaking Wikipedia users
2020 HIA Warsaw Fellows have learnt how to raise awareness and knowledge of English-speaking Wikipedia users by creating new articles on minority groups’ intervention, and informing on ‘the event that people may not otherwise ever learn about’ as one of Fellows Lamisa Mustafa pointed out.
The motivation of our Fellows to act for human rights presented in a short video
Organizacje społeczne. To działa, one of HIA Poland Fellowship's media partners, together with our Fellows created a short video where they tell about their motivation to act for human rights.
Humanity in Action Welcomes the 2020 US Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 38 Fellows from the US were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.