ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Negar Razavi is a political anthropologist whose work focuses on national security, expertise, gender, race, humanitarianism, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Drawing on over two years of ethnographic research in DC, her research specifically examines the role of policy experts and think tanks in shaping U.S. security policies towards Iran and Egypt. Razavi has published her research in Critical Studies on Security and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, as well as more publicly-oriented media such as GenderAvenger, Jadaliyya, the Message, and Middle East Report. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Kaplan Institute as the ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow (2020-2021), Razavi was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at William and Mary.