Paniz Musawi Natanzi
Postdoctoral Associate

Paniz Musawi Natanzi is a Postdoctoral Associate and part of 2022-2023 theme year programming in “Feminist Theory and Imperialism” in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies. She received her BA from the Free University of Berlin (Political Science, 2013), her MSc from SOAS, University of London (Comparative Political Thought, 2014) and her Ph.D. in Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London (2019). Paniz studied for a term at the American of Beirut (2012-2013) and completed an internship with the feminist collective nasawiya. Her doctoral dissertation, “The War Mode of Visual Art Production: A Feminist Geopolitical Analysis of Art Producing Masculinities in Kabul from 2014-2018”, investigates fragmentation, cohesion and competition among men, and in their encounters with women, as they pursue visual art as knowledge and income-generating labor in contemporary Afghanistan. For her dissertation she conducted fieldwork in urban Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. After earning her Ph.D., Paniz worked as a consultant, author, and researcher in the fields of gender politics, migration and labor politics, and prison politics in Afghanistan. She is part of the doctoral/postdoctoral/faculty seminar on Feminist Theory and Imperialism in fall 2022, taught by Professors Frances Hasso and Anna Kryolva, and in spring 2023 is teaching the undergraduate course, “Masculinities and Global Politics.” 

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