Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, I was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University (2016-2018). I received my PhD from the New School for Social Research, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University and a visiting fellow and research associate at The European University Institute. I taught at New York University, the University of Toronto and the New School for Continuing Education. I also worked as a consultant with a number of NGOs including the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Center for Transitional Justice. I was the recipient of a number of honors and awards including fellowships from the United States Institute of Peace, The Mellon Research Fellowship in Security and Humanitarian Action and a number of New School awards and fellowships, including the Frieda Wunderlich Memorial Award for an outstanding dissertation.
Illuminating a State: Statebuilding and Electricity in Occupied Iraq. Humanity Journal 8 (2) (2017)
A Perspective from the Middle East: Governance and the problem of knowledge. Book chapter in Anna Triandafyllidou [ed.] Global Governance from Regional Perspectives: A Critical View. Oxford University Press (2017).
Rewiring a State: The techno-politics of CPA’s Iraq. Middle East Report 266, Spring (2013).
A War of Multiple Fronts. Co-authored with Arang Keshavarzian. Middle East Report 257 (2010).
The Politics of Oil and State Survival in Iraq (1991-2003). Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 14:4 (2007).
Alahmad N. State, Oil, and War in the Formation of Iraq. In Beinin J, Haddad B, Seikaly S, editors, A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa. Stanford University Press. 2020. (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures).
Alahmad N. Book review: For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq, By Ayça Çubukçu. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 240 pp. 7 illus. Hardcover. ISBN 978-0-8122-5050-3. Conflict and Society. 2020 Jun 1;6(1):257-260. doi: 10.3167/arcs.2020.060115
Alahmad N. A Perspective from the Middle East: Governance and the Problem of Knowledge. In Triandafyllidou A, editor, Global Governance from Regional Perspective : A Critical View. New York : Oxford University Press. 2017. p. 99-118
Alahmad N. The Politics of Oil and State Survival in Iraq (1991-2003): Beyond the Rentier Thesis. Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory. 2007 Dec 7;14(4):586-612. 8. Epub 2007 Dec 7. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8675.2007.00467.x