I am a Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield and an Associate Fellow at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).
My research focuses on the historical sociology of state formation and capitalist development in the Middle East and the political economy of development. I am the editor of States of Discipline: Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Contested Reproduction of Capitalist Order, and the special issues Decoding the Repertoires of Authoritarian Neoliberalism in Turkey and Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Philosophies, Practices, Contestations (with Ian Bruff).
My research has been published in the European Journal of International Relations, New Political Economy, Review of International Studies, South European Society and Politics, Globalizations, The South Atlantic Quarterly and Journal of International Relations and Development. I teach courses on the political economy of global capitalism, historical materialism and the historical sociology of the Middle East.
PhD in Politics, 2015
University of Nottingham
MA in Social & Global Justice, 2011
University of Nottingham
BA in International Relations, 2009
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Details of the modules I convene at the University of Sheffield + areas of interest for potential PhD applicants.
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I currently convene the following modules at the University of Sheffield:
I also deliver lectures on production, finance and Marxist political economy in
I would be delighted to receive proposals from prospective doctoral researchers planning to work in the areas of:
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A list of my previous and upcoming talks + workshops, panels, and conferences I have organised.
I am currently busy co-organising Section 43: The Spectre of Capitalism in International Studies for the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, hosted by the European International Studies Association.
If you are interested in hearing about my recent work on authoritarian neoliberalism or my forthcoming monograph on state formation and capitalist development in the Middle East, get in touch to organise a talk.
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