Aziza Ahmed


2017-2018 LAPA Fellow

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LAPA Fellow, 2017-2018

LAPA Fellow

 320 Wallace Hall




Aziza Ahmed is an internationally renowned expert in health law, criminal law, and human rights. Her scholarship examines the role of science and activism in shaping global and national law and policy with a focus on criminal laws that impact health. She teaches courses in Property Law, Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, and International Health Law. Prior to joining Northeastern, Professor Ahmed was a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health Program on International Health and Human Rights. She came to that position after a fellowship in Women’s Law and Public Policy with the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS.  Professor Ahmed frequently serves as an expert for various UN agencies. She was a member of the Technical Advisory Group on HIV and the Law convened by the United Nations Development Programme from 2009-2012.  She received her B.A. from Emory University, an S.M. from Harvard School of Public Health, and a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law. At LAPA, she will be working on a book project examining the role of law, science, and feminism in the response to AIDS.