Paniz Musawi Natanzi is a political scientist and Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) in 2023/2024 where she will provide oversight of and develop relevant programming at DUMESC and Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC). Paniz was a Postdoctoral Associate in the 2022-2023 theme year programming in “Feminist Theory and Imperialism” in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University. Currently, she is completing her book manuscript The Kabuli War Mode of Visual Art Production: Masculinities, Labour and Race in Contemporary Afghanistan (working title). For her doctoral dissertation she conducted fieldwork in urban Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. After her Ph.D. (SOAS, University of London) Paniz worked as a consultant in the fields of gender, migration and labor, mental health and prison politics in Afghanistan.