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, and holds three bachelor degrees from UC Berkeley 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 and Universidad de Granada 

Grants and Prizes: 

Azizeh Sheibani Prize, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford (2023); Afghanistan Research Initiative (ARI), Graduate School of Development, the University of Central Asia (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) (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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