Sofia Ali-Khan is a powerful anti-racist storyteller and a public interest lawyer. Her book, A Good Country: My Life in Twelve Towns and the Devastating Battle for a White America was published by Random House in 2022 and won the 2023 Nautilus Gold Book Award for Social Justice. Writing at the intersection of politics, race, history, and Muslim America, her essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, TIME Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications, earning her a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2022.
Sofia’s writing is informed by her previous career as a social justice lawyer, practicing in the areas of welfare rights and Medicaid, immigrant rights, housing, and community economic development. She became a national expert on the right to language access, and the related area of cultural competency, which directly informs her present anti-racist, diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting. She served on several boards as an immigrant rights activist and legal advisor, and was the founding vice president for the Council on American Islamic Relations-Philadelphia for the eight years following 9/11, providing hundreds of hours of outreach and community education in the Delaware Valley.