Dr Kawtar Najib PhD

Lecturer in Human Geography, Social & Spatial Inequalities Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

I am a Lecturer in Human Geography in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Liverpool. My teaching and research interests centre on social and urban geographies of inequality and discrimination using mixed methods. My dual skills in quantitative and qualitative research allow me to be a member of both the Geographic Data Science Lab and the Power, Space & Cultural Change research clusters. My area of expertise focuses on Islamophobia and its spatialization, and I explore more broadly issues of social and spatial justice: urban exclusion, austerity, racism and sexism.

Previously, I was a Marie Curie Fellow at Newcastle University where I was the principal researcher of the SAMA (Spaces of Anti-Muslim Acts) project in Paris and London, funded by the European Commission. My research mainly concerns Europe and especially the UK and France where I grew up and completed my PhD at the University of Franche-Comté on socio-spatial inequalities and residential segregations in urban neighbourhoods.