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I am Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester.

My research relates to International/Global Political Economy, International Relations and Development. I explore capitalism and the global political economy, with particular focus on the power and politics of development policy and aid, the social inequalities it produces and its impacts on states and marginalized populations in the Middle East. I am interested in the evolving role of the (Global South) state in global capitalism, the increasing involvement of private actors in development, the experience of marginalized populations under capitalism and mounting global resistance to neoliberal policies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial Crisis Management: The Humanitarian-Development Nexus in Jordan and Lebanon, Queens University at Kingston

Award Date: 11 Oct 2022

Master of Arts, Working Class Disempowerment: A Dialectical Analysis, American University in Cairo

Bachelor of Arts, American University in Cairo

Areas of expertise

  • JZ International relations
  • Global Political Economy
  • Capitalism
  • Middle East
  • Development
  • Neoliberalism


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