Interview with Mehraz Rahman

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Summary

This interview is with Mehraz Rehman, an outgoing senior at UT Austin serving as Vice President of the Student Body in her final year. Mehraz discusses navigating her identity as a part of a small Bangladeshi community in Austin, a tumultuous election cycle that caused many to question her authenticity, and her personal experiences with femininity in male-dominated spaces. As Student Body Vice President, Mehraz successfully advocated for the installation of more reflection spaces for students needing a quiet place to pray.

Interviewee

Mehraz Rahman

Interviewer

Zubia Akhtar

Date

July 5, 2019

Religious Identity

Muslim

City

Austin

Region

Central Texas

Location

Austin

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