Sadaf Jaffer, First Muslim Woman to serve as US Mayor

Title

Sadaf Jaffer, First Muslim Woman to serve as US Mayor

Description

From her website: Sadaf Jaffer is a scholar, activist, and elected official. Dr. Jaffer is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University where she teaches courses on South Asian, Islamic, and Asian American Studies. She has published articles in the Journal of Womens History, as well as the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Huffington Post, and Altmuslimah blogs. Dr. Jaffer is also the mayor of Montgomery Township, New Jersey where she has focused her administration on good governance and increased transparency, communications, diversity, and inclusivity. Mayor Jaffer has been especially involved in work to combat prejudice and build connections throughout the community. In her first year on Township Committee she founded Montgomery Mosaic, a group allied with the national Not In Our Town (NIOT) movement. She serves on the board of directors for The New Agenda, an organization that promotes women's economic empowerment and combats sexual harassment and sexual assault. She is on the advisory board of Inspiring South Asian American Women (ISAAW), a group dedicated to encouraging civic engagement among South Asian American women in New Jersey. She is also on the advisory board of ARTE: Art and Resistance through Education, a non-profit that promotes human rights education and youth development through the arts. NJ Spotlight: She is the first woman of South Asian descent to serve as mayor of a town in New Jersey, and the first Muslim woman to serve as a mayor in the United States.

Creator

WHYY - PBS - NJ Spotlight

Date

May-19

Source

https://whyy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Sadaf-Jaffer.jpg

Rights

Publisher

NJ Spotlight

Contributor

NJ Spotlight

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Islam. Pakistani-American. New Jersey. Scholar. Women. Mayor. South Asia.

Coverage

New Jersey

Files

https://whyy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Sadaf-Jaffer.jpg

Reference

WHYY - PBS - NJ Spotlight, Sadaf Jaffer, First Muslim Woman to serve as US Mayor, NJ Spotlight, May-19

Cite As

WHYY - PBS - NJ Spotlight, “Sadaf Jaffer, First Muslim Woman to serve as US Mayor,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/575.