Aziza Ahmed

Aziza Ahmed

Aziza Ahmed

Sociology: race, epistemology, gender studies, organizational theory, DEIA, critical race theory

Aziza is a second-year sociology doctoral student and a graduate teaching assistant in the Honors College here at Mason. She earned her degrees in Sociology and Political Science from Pacific Lutheran Unviersity in Tacoma, WA. Her areas of interest include organizational theory, racial inequality, and matters of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) more broadly. In the past, her work largely focused on how black women and educational institutions interact. Her most recent work combines gender and class studies, critical race theory, and organizational theory to nuance our understanding of organizations. She has been involved in helping organizations investigate how their structures and practices impact DEIA outcomes since 2016. She understands that both formal and informal practices have consequences, paying attention to both in her research and evaluations.

Aziza is a board member of From Within, a consulting company dedicated to promoting more equitable outcomes within organizations. 


Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA, May 2019. 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA, May 2019.

Associate of Arts (AA) from Green River College, Auburn WA, May 2017.