Nadia Abu-Zahra
Nadia Abu-Zahra
Associate Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Joint Chair in Women's Studies, University of Ottawa and Carleton University

Social Sciences Building, FSS8020 (120 University)
613-562-5800 ext. 6787


 Research Interests

  • Identity documentation
  • Barriers to migration studies
  • Geographies of health and health systems
  • Global education
  • Ethics in research and development

Nadia Abu-Zahra has broad interests in health, environmental issues, human rights, and education. Working with Oxfam-Quebec, and on other projects sponsored by UNICEF, the EU, and CIDA, she explored the possibilities of raising awareness of these issues. As a result of these projects, as well as academic work, she continues to think about the ethics of research and international development. Her writings are generally within these subject fields, with a recent focus on how states - and particularly their policies of identity documentation (passports, IDs, databases, etc.) - affect individuals and groups at personal levels.