The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Kawtar Najib

Visiting Researcher


Dr Kawtar Najib is a Visiting Researcher whose research and teaching interests centre on social and urban geographies of inequality and discrimination using both quantitative and qualitative methods. She was a Marie Curie Fellow at Newcastle University (2016-2018) where she was the lead researcher of the SAMA project (Spaces of Anti-Muslim Acts in Paris and London) funded by the European Commission. She still works on the SAMA project, and her work shows the impact of Islamophobic discrimination on space and people by analysing the spatial distribution of such acts, the spatial and behavioural strategies of victims, their spatial scales of belonging, and the interrelation with other types of discrimination such as sexism, racism, ageism and classism.