Imran Mohammad Fazal Hoque
Imran Mohammad Fazal Hoque is a stateless Rohingya refugee from Myanmar. He is in his second year at Truman College, majoring in political science.
As a refugee, he made many boat journeys to seek safety and was held in many detention centers over seven years. He taught himself to speak and write in English while he was exiled in Australia’s offshore detention center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.
Hoque is a writer and human rights activist who has written extensively about his experiences as a stateless Rohingya refugee and those of other asylum seekers and refugees around the world.
He is a student trustee who represents thousands of students from all seven city colleges of Chicago.
He is also the president of the Nu Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Truman; the coordinator of the Rohingya Youth Club in Chicago, empowering the younger generation to grow academically; and a board member of the Refugee Education and Adventure Challenge organization, where he volunteers with other young refugees from many countries.
While continuing his college studies, Hoque has been deeply involved in creating awareness of the lives of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in the U.S. and abroad.