MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Name
Dr. Nadia Abu-Zahra
Biography

Dr. Nadia Abu-Zahra is an Associate Professor of International Development and Global Studies and a member of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Abu-Zahra co-facilitates the University of Ottawa's Distance-Learning Certificate Program in Community Mobilisation in Crisis, to be offered in Lebanon to students adversely affected by the conflict in Syria. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Dr. Abu-Zahra was a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre, and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Abu-Zahra has served as a consultant to the Senate of Canada, and as an expert advisor to the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board. She serves on the Reconciliation Committee of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and was an elected Director on the Federation’s Board from 2011 to 2015. She obtained her DPhil from the University of Oxford, and her MA and BA from the University of Toronto.

Qualifications
Doctorate, University of Oxford
Current or most recent Employer

Associate Professor

University of Ottawa
Time in Post - 4

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Oman, State of Palestine,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Development (applied), Education, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights)

Contact Info

nadia.abu-zahra@uottawa.ca

16135625800ext. 6787

120 University Private (8020) Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Public Profiles

https://uniweb.uottawa.ca/members/961

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Public Policy ( 5 years )

Education policy ( 17 years )

Gender equality

Humanitarianism & emergency relief ( 5 years )

Conflict & Security ( 17 years )

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 17 years )

Refugees ( 20 years )

displaced ( 20 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Inequality

Education policy

Gender equality

Humanitarianism & emergency relief

Engagement

Academic publications
https://press.uottawa.ca/genre-f%C3%A9minismes-et-d%C3%A9veloppement.html

Academic conferences
https://www.cpsa-acsp.ca/conference.php

Radio

Television

Social Media

Policy Reports

Policy Briefs

Consultancy Reports

Blog(s)

Other
Open Educational Resources