Headshot of Middle East visiting fellow Fazal Muzhary

Fazal Muzhary

Zwan Visiting Fellow


Fazal Muzhary is the Center for the Middle East's Zwan Visiting Fellow, in partnership with the Boniuk Institute. During his fellowship, Muzhary's research will focus on Afghanistan and other countries in the region.

He most recently worked as a researcher for the Afghanistan Analysts Network, reporting on politics, militancy, economy and society, with particular focus on the intersection of conflict and the local economy. Muzhary also brings experience as a reporter for the Kabul bureau of the New York Times and other international media outlets, as well as Pajhwok Afghan News. His work with the legal profession includes investigations of torture cases. 

Muzhary received his bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from the American University of Afghanistan. He is fluent in English, Dari, Pashto and Urdu.

Contact him at frm1@rice.edu or (713) 348-4683.