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
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.
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.
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.