Aysha Navest holds a bachelor degree in Arabic Language and Culture from the University of Utrecht and graduated in Middle Eastern Studies (MA) at the University of Amsterdam in 2012.
In 2013 she worked as a teaching assistant for Arabic language at the University of Utrecht and in 2015 she participated in the research project on marriages of female migrants to Islamist-controlled areas of Syria.
Her main research interests are related to marriages, reverts and (Islamist) activism around the globe.
Navest, Aysha, Martijn de Koning and Annelies Moors, 2018. Jihadbruiden? Hoe Nederlandstalige uitreizigsters naar Syrie trouwen. Zemzem: Tijdschrift over het Midden-Oosten, Noord-Afrika en islam 14, 2: 148-158.
Navest, Aysha, Martijn de Koning and Annelies Moors, 2016. ‘Chatting about marriage with female migrants to Syria: Agency beyond the victim versus activist paradigm’, Anthropology Today 32, 2: 22-25.
De Koning, Martijn, Aysha Navest and Annelies Moors, 2016. European Brides in the Islamic States. Sapiens.