Munazza Ebtikar

Munazza Ebtikar is a doctoral candidate in 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 (2017), and holds three bachelor degrees from UC Berkeley (2015) in politics of the middle east, peace and conflict resolution, and near eastern studies with a concentration on Persian literature. Alongside her academic work, Munazza has worked as an international consultant for various research and policy organizations. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, and 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.

College: St John’s College

Course:  PhD, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Anthropology


Educational Background:

Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Modern Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oxford

Area of Concentration (Political Philosophy)

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Peace and Conflict Resolution, UC Berkeley

Area of Concentration: Human Rights and Human Security

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

Area of Concentration: Politics

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

Area of Concentration: Persian Language and Civilizations

Visiting Student: Boğaziçi University (2014) and Universidad de Granada (2013)

Grants and Prizes: 

Azizeh Sheibani Prize, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford, 2023 

St John’s College Special Grant, University of Oxford, 2023

John F. Richards Research Fellowship, AIAS, 2022-2023

North Fund, St John's College, University of Oxford, 2022

British Council, University of Oxford, 2022-2023

St John’s College Graduate Academic Grant, University of Oxford, 2018-2019

Oriental Institute Graduate Research Grant, University of Oxford, 2018

St John’s College Special Grant, University of Oxford, 2018

John F. Richards Research Fellowship, AIAS, 2017-2018

James Mew Scholarship for Arabic, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, 2017

Wolfson College Fee Bursary, University of Oxford, 2016-2017

Faculty of Oriental Studies Language Study Award, University of Oxford, 2015

Wolfson College Language Study Grant, University of Oxford, 2015

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Columbia University, 2015 (declined)

Priscilla Mason Fellowship and W.W. Norton & Company 9/11 Commission Report Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2015 (declined)

Princeton University Department of Near Eastern Studies Grant, 2015

Peace and Conflict Studies Undergraduate Research Grant, UC Berkeley, 2015

University of California Education Abroad Program, UC Berkeley, 2014

UC Berkeley Study Abroad Grant, UC Berkeley, 2013

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), CSU East Bay, 2012

Advanced Language Study (Research):

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Middle East Centre (MEC), University of Oxford (2015-2017)

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Kalimat Language and Culture Centre, Cairo Egypt (2017)

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Qasid Arabic Institute, Amman Jordan (2016)

Classical (Quranic) Arabic, Zaytuna College, Berkeley CA (2015)



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