Abdul Rad is currently a graduate student in politics at the University of Oxford. His research is focused on the politics of criminal justice reform, political parties and special interests in America. More specifically, he quantifies the impact of police unions and addresses the prevalent role of race in reforming police departments across the United States.

Prior to starting his graduate studies, Abdul worked at Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP on a range of civil rights cases focusing on police misconduct and correctional reform. Past work experiences include the Queens County District Attorney’s Office and at the White House during the Obama administration.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York, Hunter College.