Dr. Oumazzane is a Teaching Associate in Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Nottingham. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature from Moulay Ismail University (Morocco), an MA in American Studies and an Executive MBA from the University of Nottingham (UK). In 2018, Dr. Oumazzane successfully completed his scholarship PhD research in International Relations at Nottingham Trent University (UK) under the supervision of Dr Imad El-Anis, Dr Jon Gorry and Dr Natalie Martin. His PhD thesis focused on assessing the impact of commercial institutions on economic integration, their effect on political cooperation and their role in promoting peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa region. In the aftermath of the viva and on the recommendation of his external examiner, Dr. Oumazzane is pursuing plans to publish his PhD thesis as a monograph with Palgrave Macmillan. Dr. Oumazzane has presented his research in national and international conferences in Prague, Sarajevo, Athens, Lampeter, London and Nottingham.
Dr. Oumazzane has also studied at the Alliance Française (France) and the US Institute of Peace (USA). Prior to his academic profession, Dr. Oumazzane worked in international development with Adam Smith International (Consultancy), Muslim Hands (NGO), Refugee Action (NGO) and the NHS. Dr. Oumazzane is a member of a number of international academic associations including the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), the British International Studies Association (BISA), the International Studies Association (ISA), and the African Institute for Social Development (AISD).
Dr. Oumazzane's research interests include Middle East and North African Studies, Maghreb Studies, the history of decolonisation in Africa, The history of relations between Morocco and Britain, neoliberal theory, South-South cooperation and peace studies. His research on trade liberalisation and its role in promoting peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa was published in an edited book in 2016.
Dr. Oumazzane speaks four languages (English, French, Spanish and Arabic) and is currently conducting a research on pedagogy and in particular how students undertaking joint honours History with languages work in a history environment.
Dr. Oumazzane currently teaches on the following modules:
- International History of the Middle East and North Africa 1918-1995 (Year 2)
- Roads to Modernity, 1789 - 1945 (Year 1)
- The Contemporary World since 1945 (Year 2)
- Learning History (Year 1)
- Doing History (Year 2)
In spring 2018, Dr. Oumazzane convened a second year module 'Liberating Africa: Decolonisation, Development and the Cold War 1919-1994'.
Previously, Dr. Oumazzane has taught on the following modules:
- The International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa (Year 3)
- International Relations and Global History (Year 1)
- War and Peace in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East and North Africa (MA)
- The Political Economy of (under-) Development (MA)
- The New World Order: Global Governance and International Institutions (MA)
- Foundations and Challenges to International Relations (Year 1)
- Global Political Economy (Year 2)
- Researching Methods in Politics and International Relations (Year 2)
Dr. Oumazzane has four years experience in Further Education teaching Arabic Language and Civilisation at the Centre for Further Education, the University of Nottingham. Dr. Oumazzane obtained a Teaching Diplomat from the Centre Culturel Français (CCF) ( Morocco) and completed the Essential Teaching Toolkit in Higher Education and Readiness to Practice Teaching at Nottingham Trent University (UK).