Sadaf Jaffer, Ph.D.

Sadaf is a scholar and activist focused on social justice and human rights with experience in cultural education and government service. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in South Asian Studies at Princeton University where she teaches courses on South Asian, Islamic, and Asian American Studies. She serves on the Board of Directors for Art and Resistance through Education (ARTE), a 501(c)(3) that promotes human rights education and youth development through the arts. Sadaf also serves as Somerset County Director for the South Asian American Caucus of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee and was selected to be in the inaugural training class of Emerge New Jersey, the premier political training program for Democratic women. She has governmental experience working for the United States Marine Corps Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning and the U. S. Department of State’s Bureau of South Asian Affairs. Sadaf earned her bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and obtained her PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations with a secondary field in Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality from Harvard University. Sadaf lives in Montgomery Township with her husband and young daughter.

Sadaf is ready to engage Montgomery residents in local governance and inspire a more connected, cohesive community. She will draw on the strength of Monty’s diversity as she represents her constituents, bringing practicality and vision to the role of Township Committee member. Sadaf is qualified and committed to building Montgomery’s future!