Azja Butler

Azja Butler
  • Research Assistant

Contact Info

Bailey Hall Room 403
1440 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Azja is a three-time qualifier to the NDT. Azja was the first Black woman to win First Speaker at the National Debate Tournament in 2021. She was also named 2021’s Brian Johnston Debater of the Year by the Cross Examination Debate Association. Azja has won the 2019 Harvard Tournament, and both halves of the 2020 California Swings. She’s been a CEDA Finalist, CEDA Semifinalist, and NDT Semifinalist. Azja also coaches at Shawnee Mission South High School and New Trier High School.