Aliya Lavji
Content Editor


Aliya Lavji joined The Institute of Ismaili Studies in 2008 and is currently the Content Editor in the Department of Communications and Development. She manages the news content for the Institute’s website, produces the IIS Update magazine and manages contributions to external publications, whilst also undertaking various other editing projects. From 2008 - 2015, Aliya was the Student Services Officer in the Department of Graduate Studies, where she was responsible for managing the admissions and marketing processes for the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) in collaboration with the University College London, Institute of Education. In addition, Aliya also coordinated the STEP educational field trips and induction programmes, whilst providing pastoral support to the IIS’ students.


Prior to joining the Institute, Aliya worked as a Content Editor and E-commerce and Media Coordinator within the public sector where she gained extensive experience in publishing and managing external media relations. Aliya has also been actively involved in providing voluntary service within the Ismaili Community, as a Deputy Communications Coordinator within the UK Ismaili Council and serving as the Co-Editor of The Ismaili UK magazine. She is currently a Member of the Ismaili Tariqahinfo-icon and Religious Education Board for the UK. 


Aliya has a MA in Communications, Media and Public Relations from the University of Leicester, specialising in developing strategic communication methods and building brand identities. She also holds a BA (Hons) in Tourism and Urban Planning from the University of Westminster. 

Graduates of IIS programme carve out dynamic career paths, The Ismaili, January 2009

UK Ismailis invited to mark Navroz at the Houses of Parliament, The Ismaili, May 2014.

Ismailis in the UK share 5000 smiles this Ramadan, The Ismaili, July 2014

"A Brighter Future", The Ismaili UK magazine: Issue 80, Summer 2015
“Dialogue and Discovery”, The Ismaili UK magazine: Issue 79, Winter 2014
“A Cosmopolitan Vision”, The Ismaili United Kingdom: Issue 78, Summer 2014
“Social Values and Responsibilities”, The Ismaili United Kingdom: Issue 77, Winter 2013
“Community Cohesion”, The Ismaili United Kingdom: Issue 76, Summer 2013.
“Illustrating Cultural Aesthetics”, The Ismaili United Kingdom: Issue 75, Spring 2013
“Bridging Leadership and Ethics”, The Ismaili UK magazine: Issue 74, Winter 2012
“Strengthening the Knowledge Society”, The Ismaili UK magazine: Issue 73, Summer 2012
“Expressions of Creativity”, The Ismaili UK magazine: Issue 72, Spring 2012
“Building A Healthy Society”, The Ismaili UK magazine: Issue 71 , Winter 2011
“A Celebration of Learning and Culture”, The Ismaili UK magazine: Issue 70, Summer 2011
“Art, Ethics and our Environment”, The Ismaili UK magazine: Issue 69, Spring 2011