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Current Teaching

I am currently convening the following modules:

I also co-teach POL2114 The Politics of Race (UG Year 2) with my colleagues Skyler Hawkins, Simon Philpott, Laura Routley and Terri Teo.

PhD Supervision

Areas of Supervision

I am keen to receive proposals from prospective doctoral researchers planning to work in the areas of:

  • The political economy of development
  • The political economy of urban governance
  • Infrastructures and the politics of climate breakdown in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Critical histories of capitalist development
  • Historical materialist and postcolonial approaches in IR/IPE

If you would like to pursue a PhD degree under my supervision please include the following documents/details when you email me:

  • A research proposal (maximum 2 pages). If you need some guidance on how to frame your proposal and application in general, check out these helpful posts by Alison Phipps and Chris Blattman.
  • A brief statement about why you specifically want me to supervise your project.
  • Your up-to-date CV and transcripts.

Please visit the School’s postgraduate research degrees page for more information on the application process.

Ongoing PhD Supervisions

Completed PhD Supervisions

Reference Letter Policy

I am happy to write reference letters for my students. If you would like me to write a reference letter for you, please make sure that you meet the following criteria before contacting me:

  • You successfully completed one of my modules, received an overall mark of at least 65 and were in a seminar group I personally taught.
  • You were one of my dissertation supervisees (either at UG or PGT level) and got at least 65 for your dissertation.

If you meet these criteria, please drop me an email and I will do my best to give you a positive response. If I agree to write a reference letter for you, please include the following details in your email:

  • What are you applying for? Please provide the details of your target university, programme, employer, etc. If you are applying for postgraduate study, please also include a brief research proposal (maximum 2 pages).
  • A brief statement about why you are applying for the position.
  • Your up-to-date CV and transcripts.
  • What is your deadline?

Please contact me at least three weeks before your submission deadline.