Munazza Ebtikar

Munazza Ebtikar

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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Anthropology, St. John’s College

Supervisors: Professor Edmund Herzig and Dr. Zuzanna Olszewska

Munazza Ebtikar is a doctoral student at St John’s College, University of Oxford, where she is writing her dissertation on war and memory in Afghanistan. She holds an MPhil from Wolfson College, University of Oxford in 2017 in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. She also holds three bachelor degrees from UC Berkeley in 2015 in politics of the middle east, peace and conflict resolution, and near eastern studies with a concentration in Persian literature.

Alongside her academic work, Munazza has worked as an international consultant for various research and policy organizations and currently works for the Chr Michelsen Institute on a project pertaining to law and gender in Afghanistan. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the British Council, James Mew, and the twice awarded John F. Richards Research Fellowship. Munazza has taught and worked as a research associate at the Oxford Centre for Criminology at the Faculty of Law, Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment, and Oxford’s Faculty of Oriental Studies.

Research Areas and Interests:

Memory; ethnography; governance, nationalism, and sovereignty; conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction; war/post-war environments; subjectivity; space and geography; knowledge production and practices; anthropological and social/political theory; Islamism and Political Islam; the anthropology of the Middle East and Afghanistan; Afghan political history; archives; feminist theory; Islamic feminism; gender and masculinity; Persian poetry and literature