Professor of contemporary history and senior researcher at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies
He taught Islamic history and Islamic studies at the Muslim College and Birkbeck College of the University of London. He writes regularly for Middle East Eye and al-Quds Al-Arabi. His research focuses on Egypt, Iraq, Political Islam, and Middle East politics in general. Nafi published extensively in Arabic and English on the history of Arab nationalism, the Palestinian question, modern Islam and Islamic intellectual history in various academic journals.