Aleezay Khaliq

Aleezay Khaliq

Aleezay Khaliq

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Sociology: Immigration, Social capital, Community engagement, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Belonging, Globalization.

Aleezay Khaliq is an adjunct professor and a PhD candidate in the Sociology and Anthropology department. Her research focuses on the lived experiences of second-generation young Muslim immigrants living in the DMV area and attempts to develop a deeper understanding of factors impacting their community engagement, and how their community associations impact their sense of belonging to the contemporary American society. Her project also examines how Muslim’s negotiate their identity based on their race, ethnicity, gender, social class and the level of religiosity against the backdrop of polarization taking shape in society as a result of the rise of right-wing politics and islamophobia.


Courses Taught

SOCI 101 Introductory Sociology 


PhD. Sociology, George Mason University (in progress)

MSc. Economics, University of Leicester

BSc(Hons) Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences