Aina Khan is a freelance journalist with a focus on faith and social issues ranging from integration, social mobility, to Islamophobia. She has appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Independent, and The Jeremy Vine Show, discussing issues related to Muslim women. Some of her work has also been published by The Guardian. She also works with Southbank centre, assisting with communications and social media for the Women of the World (WOW) Bradford festival which celebrates women and young girls and highlights issues that impact them.
Aina has experience of community engagement with ethnically and religiously diverse communities through her work as a member of the ‘Believing in Bradford’ cohort set up by the Lord Mayor, which aims to promote civic and political engagement and interfaith dialogue. She is a founding member of Speaker’s Corner, a collective set up by local women that campaigns on human rights and feminism, and provides mentoring to young girls from low socioeconomic backgrounds. The interfaith work she does extends to her role as a presenter on Ask the Alim, a religious Q and A show with leading religious scholars of all faith backgrounds which appears on British Muslim TV. She is currently reading an MA in Religion in Global Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).