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Department of Development Studies

Members

Cluster Convenor

Dr Thomas Marois

Gilbert Achcar
Research Cluster Member
Gilbert Achcar

Political economy and sociology of globalisation; global power structure and grand strategy; empire theory and US hegemony; politics and development of the Middle East and North Africa; sociology of religion; Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism; social change and social theory.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4557
  • Email: ga3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 292b
  • Office Hours: Monday 1-3pm in Term 1; Monday 2-4pm in Term 2
Dae-oup Chang
Research Cluster Member
Dae-oup Chang

East Asia, capital-labour relations, state-society relations, labour and social movement in globalising East Asia, TNCs and division of labour in East Asia

  • Tel: 0207 898 4531
  • Email: dc13@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4418
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 3-5pm

Giovanni Cozzi
Research Cluster Member
Giovanni Cozzi

Financial globalization and free-cross border capital mobility, capital controls, financial and currency crises, and financial and real sector linkages. Political Economy of Development, Development Finance and Economics.

Adam Hanieh
Research Cluster Member
Adam Hanieh

Political economy of labour migration, class and capitalism in the Middle East. With a focus on the the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Palestine, and the dynamics of regional accumulation.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4784
  • Email: ah92@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4419
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 3-5pm

Feyzi Ismail
Research Cluster Member
Staff Silhouette

NGOs and social movements, politics and development in Nepal and South Asia, global protest and change, alternatives to neoliberalism, and imperialism.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4723
  • Email: fi2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4404
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 2-4pm
Jens Lerche
Research Cluster Member
Jens Lerche India; labour, social movements and globalisation; labour and the ILO; labour and caste in India; agrarian political economy.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4505
  • Email: jl2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 295
  • On Sabbatical:Terms 1, 2 & 3 (2014/15)

Thomas Marois
Research Cluster Convenor
Thomas Marois

Political Economy; Emerging finance capitalism; Privatization; Alternative development; Banking, finance, and development; Mexico, Turkey, other emerging capitalisms; State-capital-labour relations; State theory; Internationalization.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4503
  • Email: tm47@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 293
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 10am-12pm
Alessandra Mezzadri
Research Cluster Member
Alessandra Mezzander International trade, global commodity chains; production networks and industrial systems; informality and processes of labour informalisation; inequality and social structures of oppression; gender, feminisms and reproduction; the political economy of the garment industry; the political economy of India  
  • Tel: 0207 898 4533
  • Email: am99@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4421
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 11-1pm

Nandini Nayak
Nandini Nayak

India, gender, development, civil society, social movement, social policy, employment, rural economy.

Paolo Novak
Research Cluster Member
Paolo Novak

Trans-nationality with particular reference to migration; refugee regime; borders and NGOs.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4214
  • Email: pn4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 368
  • Office Hours: Monday 3-5pm (Terms 1 & 2) By appointment in Term

Carlos Oya
Research Cluster Member
Carlos Oya West Africa, Southern Africa, agrarian political economy; poverty; rural labour; development aid; research methods
  • Tel: 020 7898 4566
  • Email: co2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 292a
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 11am-1pm (Term 1 Only)
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 (2014/15)
Matteo Rizzo
Staff Silhouette

Political economy of development, labour markets and informalisation, agrarian change, urbanisation, privatisation, aid effectiveness, Africa, Tanzania.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4836
  • Email: mr3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 272
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays from 13:30 to 15:30

Alfredo Saad Filho
Research Cluster Member
Alfredo Saad-Filho Latin America; political economy of development; industrial policy; pro-poor economic policy; neoliberalism; value theory
  • Tel: 020 7898 4504
  • Email: as59@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 294
  • Office Hours: Term 1 by appointment; Term 2&3, Thursdays 2-3pm
Shalini Sharma
Research Cluster Member
Shalini Sharma

Leandro Vergara-Camus
Leandro Vergara-Camus

Political economy of Latin America, social and peasant movements, alter-globalisation movements and social change, alternative development, agrarian issues, and bio-fuels and energy politics.


Research Students

Karim Eid-Sabbagh
Research Cluster Member
Staff Silhouette
Ali Fathollah-Nejad
Research Cluster Member
Ali Fathollah-Nejad

International relations; 21st-century world order; diplomacy; peace and conflict studies.


Toufic Haddad
Research Cluster Member
Staff Silhouette
Lamya (Sharmeen) Hussain
Research Cluster Member
Lamya Hussain

Sonia Languille
Research Cluster Member
Sonia Languille

Education economics and education aid interventions (Fast Track Initiative, education sector budget support). Political economy of development in Africa; Public finances, institutional reforms, decentralisation; The “New Aid Agenda” and aid effectiveness

Lorenza Monaco
Research Cluster Member
Lorenza Monaco

Neoliberalism; Globalisation; Industrial Development; Labour; Political Economy; India; Automotive Sector


Jeff Powell
Research Cluster Member
Staff Silhouette
Veli Yadirgi
Research Cluster Member
Staff Silhouette

Economy, History and Politics of Turkey and the Middle East with special reference to the Kurdish question in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria; Kurds and the European Union; Capitalist Development; Social change and social theory


Ahmet Zaifer
Research Cluster Member
Staff Silhouette

Political economy, neoliberalism, privatization, Turkey, Cyprus