Omer Aijazi is a PhD Candidate in EDST and Liu Scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Issues. His interdisciplinary doctoral research examines processes of social repair and recovery after natural disasters in Northern Pakistan and Kashmir. Omer is interested in aesthetically engaged, reflexive research methods such as kitchen-space conversations, participatory photography, story-telling and reflective journaling. Prior to returning to academia, Omer worked extensively with the international humanitarian system.Omer received his MA in Community and Social Planning from the University of British Columbia and a BBA in Strategic Management from the University of Toronto. In 2013, he was a Scholar in Residence at the KWI- Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Germany. Omer currently works as consultant for various international policy and research organizations in the fields of post-disaster and conflict recovery.
Supervisor: Shauna Butterwick (Educational Studies)
Committee members: Pilar Riaño-Alcalá (Social Work) and Erin Baines (Public Policy and Global Affairs)