Ausma Zehanat Khan
Canada / United States
Ausma Zehanat Khan is a writer and long-time community activist. She holds a PhD in International Human Rights Law, taught human rights law in university and practiced immigration law in Toronto. She is also a frequent lecturer and commentator, with a research specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She was Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine targeted to young Muslim women. Among the Ruins is a powerful mystery about a murdered filmmaker in Iran and explores what it means to be Muslim in the West. She is also at work on a fantasy series.