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Nour Allah Munawar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Nour Allah Munawar
CHS Associates


​Dr. Nour Allah Munawar is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He holds a PhD Degree in archaeology & heritage studies from the University of Amsterdam UvA (Netherlands). Before joining the Doha Institute, he held a position at Brown University, USA, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, and he also worked at UCL-Qatar in Education City, Doha, as Associate Research Fellow. Munawar participated in several archaeological excavations in Syria, Poland, and Italy.  Munawar is a UNESCO expert on Safeguarding Syrian Cultural Heritage and member of several international organizations, such as International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACSH). He has published several articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes in critical heritage studies and archaeology. His research interests are focused on critical heritage studies, politics of the past, uses and abuses of cultural heritage in contemporary history, politics of identity and memory, de-colonialism, archaeology of migration, postcolonialism, and destruction and reconstruction of cultural and archaeological heritage in conflict zones.