SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

PhD Students in the Department of Development Studies



Lovleen Bhullar
Lovleen Bhullar

Impact Analysis of Judicial Directives on Water Pollution in India: Relevance for Realization of the Human Rights to Water & Sanitation


Joe Buckley
Joe Buckley

The relationship between changing working conditions and forms of labour activism in southern Vietnam's garment and textile industry

Chris Büscher
Chris Büscher

Water and development in a variegated capitalism. Dutch water aid & trade development reproducing and transforming water access in Mozambique


Weiwei Chen
Weiwei Chen

(Working title): The Dynamics of Chinese Private Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Ethiopia: A Comparison of Light Manufacturing Industry and Construction Material Industry




Francesco Formichella
Formichella Francesco

The Value of the Global Value Chains: Fragmentation of Production, Vertically-Specialized Industrialization, and Uneven Capitalist Development (working title)

Daniel Fuchs
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Hegemony and Labour Politics in the People's Republic of China. Labour conflicts and hegemonic state strategies in the context of industrial relocation to Western China



Sibylle Herzig van Wees
Sibylle Herzig Van Wees

The Role of Faith Based Health Providers in context of Health Reforms in post-1990 Cameroon

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Catarina Inverso
Catarina Inverso

From War to Peace as Conflict goes on: Reinventing the State or Ignoring it? An assessment of armed grops and trading networks in the cross borders between DRC, Uganda and South Sudan







Musa Mckee
Musa McKee

‘Just Add Water’ - The Alchemy of Authoritarian Rule in Large-Scale Agricultural and Residential Developments in Egyptian Deserts during the Mubarak Era. (working title)


Roshni Menon
Roshni Menon

Land-pooling for the ‘smart city’ of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh: Inclusive development or land dispossession in a different guise?

Marco Mogiani
Marco Mogiani

The European and national policies on migration and asylum and their impact on the physiognomy of the port of entries and on the migration patterns in the Greek-Turkish border in the last twenty years. (Working title)




Aruna Pandey
Aruna Pandey

Institutional Models to Resolve Conflicts over Natural Resource Governance: Role of Community Enterprises and Solidarity Economy



Bilge Sahin
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Bringing Justice to the People: Examining International Assistance to the DR Congo’s Judiciary and Its Impacts on Sexual Violence Crimes and Gender Power Relations in North-Kivu




Jo Tomkinson
Joanne Kathryn Tomkinson

National policymaking and the problem of policy space: A review of economic development strategies in Ethiopia and Vietnam (working title)


Bereket Tsegay
Bereket Tsegay

Green Economy for Climate Mitigation and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring the Role of Carbon Finance in Ethiopia



Aled Williams
Aled Williams

Shaping Room for Manoeuvre: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation as a Forest Policy Choice in Indonesia (working title)