I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Politics in the Department of Politics & International Relations at the University of Sheffield and an Associate Fellow at Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).
My research is concerned with the political economy of development in the global South. I investigate how states and social forces produce, manage and contest ‘development’ projects in the Middle East and North Africa. I am the editor of States of Discipline: Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Contested Reproduction of Capitalist Order, and Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Philosophies, Practices, Contestations (with Ian Bruff).
My research has been published in the European Journal of International Relations, New Political Economy, International Political Sociology, Review of International Studies, South European Society and Politics, Globalizations, and The South Atlantic Quarterly. I teach courses on the political economy of global capitalism, historical materialism and the historical sociology of the Middle East.
I am a Governing Board member of the European International Studies Association and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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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Electronic copies of my publications are archived on this site in accordance with the relevant open access policies. If you are trying to access a publication that is not hosted on this website, please feel free to get in touch.
If you need a complete bibliography of my journal articles, you can download an up-to-date
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You can find my book reviews on this page. A list of my online essays is also available here.
Details of the modules I convene at the University of Sheffield + areas of interest for potential PhD applicants.
I am very happy to write reference letters for my students, but if you are planning to request a letter from me, please check out my guidelines first.
I am currently convening the following modules at the University of Sheffield:
POL3030 is taught by Dr Peter Verovšek in the 2020–21 academic year.
A list of my previous and upcoming talks + workshops, panels, and conferences I have organised.
I am currently co-chairing Political Economy Beyond Boundaries (with Lisa Tilley), a new standing section organised as part of the EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations. A detailed description of the standing section’s parameters and objectives can be found here.
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.