I am Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Political Economy & Politics of Global Development in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University.
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. My teaching focuses on the political economy of development, historical sociology of the modern Middle East and historical materialism.
I am the President of the European International Studies Association and have been an elected member of its Governing Board since 2019.
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.
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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 Newcastle University + 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:
I also co-teach POL2114 The Politics of Race (UG Year 2) with my colleagues Skyler Hawkins, Laura Routley, Simon Philpott and Terri Teo.
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.