Paniz Musawi Natanzi is a political theorist and Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) in 2023/2024. In this role, she provides oversight, assistance and guidance on relevant programming as well as develops events at both DUMESC and Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC). Paniz was a Postdoctoral Associate in the 2022-2023 theme year programming in “Feminist Theory and Imperialism” in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University. Currently, she is completing her book manuscript The War Mode of Art Production: Masculinities, Labour and Race in Afghanistan. For her doctoral dissertation she did research in urban Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. After her Ph.D. (SOAS, University of London) Paniz worked as a consultant in the fields of gender, migration and labor, mental health and prison politics in Afghanistan.