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Jaweed Kaleem

National Race and Justice Correspondent, Los Angeles Times

Jaweed is the National Race and Justice Correspondent at the Los Angeles Times, where he writes about the ways in which race and ethnicity shape our evolving understanding of what it means to be American.

From 2011 to 2016, Jaweed was the Senior Religion Reporter at The Huffington Post, where he focused on how religious views and practices intersect with and influence the cultural, demographic and political shifts taking place in the American and global religious landscapes. He has written extensively on the Roman Catholic church, evangelical Christians, Mormonism and Muslim Americans. His reporting has taken him from Jakarta to Karachi with stops in Seattle, Salt Lake City and Birmingham, Alabama.

In 2015, the New York Press Club awarded Jaweed its first-place prize in online feature writing for his reporting on the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan. The American Academy of Religion has recognized Jaweed's reporting on "Death in America" and his "Faith Shift" series on the changing faces of American religion among its top citations in religion reporting. Both series were also recognized by the Religion Newswriters Association and the Religion Communicators Council. In 2014, the Society for Features Journalism and the New York Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored Jaweed for his reporting on death and American funeral traditions.

Jaweed was a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in 2014, during which reported on Islam in Indonesia. In 2013, he was a Henry Luce Fellow in Global Religion at the International Center for Journalists.

From 2007 to 2011, Jaweed was a religion and general assignment reporter for The Miami Herald. As a Herald reporter, he was part of a breaking news team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its coverage of the Haiti earthquake.

Follow him on Twitter @jaweedkaleem.