Kawtar Najib


Kawtar Najib is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. She is working on the SAMA project (Spaces of Anti-Muslim Acts in the Greater Paris and Greater London regions) under the supervision of Professor Peter Hopkins since the 1st May 2016.

Her current research interests are centred on religious and territorial discrimination, geographies of Islamophobia, geography of “Othering”, and minority religious groups. As for her previous research works, they have focused on issues of socio-spatial inequalities, urban segregation, residential mobility, and spatial representations. Her thesis entitled “Socio-Spatial Dynamics and Ways of Living in Urban Spaces” highlighted the socio-spatial differentiations and transformations as well as the residential logics and spatial representations in three French cities (Besancon, Mulhouse and Strasbourg).