University of Oxford: Fellows-in-Residence


Every year we welcome visiting scholars from around the world as Fellows-in-Residence, for a term or the academic year. Fellows-in-Residence undertake research on diverse aspects of American history, politics, and culture in the Vere Harmsworth Library’s outstanding collections of American materials, write books and articles, and participate in our lively scholarly community.

Morwari Zafar – Fellow-in-Residence

Morwari Zafar is an anthropologist, an adjunct assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, and the founder/CEO of The Sentient Group. She is conducting an ethnographic study of militias and gun rights activism in Virginia. Her research is an inquiry into the organizing principles that shape gun rights activism, particularly as demonstrated by Virginia militias. The goal of the project is to establish a more nuanced understanding of how communities shape the meaning and social value of guns in America.

Morwari holds a DPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford. Her thesis focused on migration and security, examining cultural knowledge production for U.S. operations in Afghanistan.