Nabila Abdel Aziz spent the first 16 years of her life in Germany before moving to the United Kingdom to finish high school at the United World College of the Atlantic. After spending her gap year working for a women’s rights NGO in Yemen, Nabila started her studies in Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London before pursuing a Master’s in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford. During her time at university, Nabila ran an interfaith dialogue society, was part of a student group supporting detained asylum-seekers and co-organized a campaign calling for a change to the Oxford curricula for it to reflect our post-colonial and multicultural present. Nabila is interested in intercultural-dialogue, the potential of the arts to bring about social change and in collecting stories that demonstrate the fragility of “self” and “other” distinctions.
Updated May 2016
More from Nabila Abdel Aziz
Nabila on Women and Islam: Is the Koran a Feminist Text?
Senior Fellow Nabila Abdel Aziz wrote an article for BR24 in which she discusses the feminists interpretation of the Koran.
Nabila on the findings in Cardinal Michael Faulhaber's diaries
Senior Fellow Nabila Abdel Aziz wrote an article for BR24 in which she discusses the diaries of Michael Cardinal von Faulhabers which are newly available online.
EU Influx Directive: First and second class refugees?
Senior Fellow Nabila Abdel Aziz wrote an article for BR24 about how an EU directive might be creating first and second class refugees.
Is there anything after death? Belief in the afterlife is changing.
Nabila Abdel Aziz has recently written an article for Bayerische Rundfunk magazine where she discusses the changing beliefs of afterlife.
Balancing between work and life: Is it time to test the four-day workweek?
Senior Fellow Nabila Abdel Aziz recently wrote an article for Bayerische Rundfunk magazine on why it is time to test the four-day workweek.
Islam & Erotism: Breaking the taboo
Senior Fellow Nabila Abdel Aziz has recently written an article for the German Magazine Deutschlandfunk Kultur. The piece entitled "Islam und Erotik - Sehnsucht nach einem offenen Diskurs" digs into the way Muslim societies deal with sex and erotism.
Jewish-Muslim letter - A call for togetherness
Senior Fellow Nabila Abdel Aziz was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk Kultur about the joint letter from Jewish and Muslim community members in Germany. The letter is called “We will not be divided". In this tense situation, Jewish and Muslim individuals wrote this letter to send a signal that they were in solidarity with each other against both Antisemitism and anti-Muslim racism.
Senior Fellow Nabila Abdel Aziz is editor at BLIQ Journal. BLIQ is a media-critical online journal that observes and complements German reporting on Muslims, Jews, Black people, Roma, People of Color (PoC), and other religious, racial, and ethnic minorities.
Manifest gegen Islamfeindlichkeit
"The Muslim Story" which Senior Fellow Nabila Abdel Aziz is part of demand that reporting on Islam must become more differentiated. The article "Manifesto against Islamophobia" was published in the TAZ.
Upcoming Docu-Podcast Series “Terror am OEZ – Fünf Jahre nach dem Anschlag in München”
Senior Fellow Nabila Abdel Aziz is going to host a new documentary podcast on Spotify. This podcast will deal with the terror attack in the Olympia shopping mall (Munich) five years ago.