Nafees Hamid

Nafees Hamid

nafees hamid

Research Fellow


Nafees Hamid, in his position at ARTIS, is concurrently an affiliated researcher at the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris, France and currently a visiting scholar at the Neuroimaging Unit at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research focuses on the psychology of homegrown Islamist radicalization and terrorism as well as the rise of right-wing nationalism in Europe and the Catalan independence movement. As a field researcher he conducts ethnographic interviews, large-scale surveys, psychology field experiments, and neuroimaging studies. His primary field sites are Barcelona, Paris and London yet he works collaboratively with ARTIS’ expansive research network on various conflicts around the world. He earned his Master’s degree in Cognitive Science from École Normale Supérieure in Paris and completed a double major in Cognitive Science and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. Previous to joining ARTIS, his research primarily focused on moral and political psychology as well as the cognitive impacts of HIV/AID’s medication, early detection markers of autism, and the embodiment of language. He has worked with many political organizations that have researched and communicated the effects of private campaign contributions on political decision-making, in the US. His career started as a professional stage and screen actor in the US and he continues to perform in Paris and writes films, on topics closely related to his research interests, for US based production companies.

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