Najwa Belkziz

Lecturer Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: najwa.belkziz@nyu.edu
Education: BA Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane; MA Columbia University; PhD University of Melbourne

Research Areas: Historical Memory; Transitional Justice; Media; Refugees; Migration; Conflict; Peace Education; Kinship; Middle East & North Africa


Najwa Belkziz specializes in the history, culture and politics of the modern Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Her primary line of inquiry explores questions related to memory, truth and justice in post-conflict settings. She also works on issues of good governance, refugees and irregular migration in the Arab world. Her research has been funded by the US Fulbright Program, the Georg Eckert Institute and the University of Melbourne. She is currently working on a book manuscript examining historical memory and post-conflict memorialization in North Africa.