SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

PhD Students in the Department of Development Studies


Giulia Baldinelli
Giulia Baldinelli

Indigenous peoples' migration and agrobiodiversity conservation: exploring connections in the Bolivian Altiplano Norte (provisional title)


Lovleen Bhullar
Lovleen Bhullar

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



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
Daniel Fuchs

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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Mohammad Jahirul Hoque
Mohammad Hoque

Cultural, Political and Economic Mechanisms in the Concurrent Processes of Environmental Degradation and Decline of Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh (working title)





Neha Kagal
Neha Kagal

Broadly my thesis is looking at the impact of unionization of informal sector women workers in India on bargaining relations within the home, with a specific focus on masculinity.






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)


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


Keston K. Perry
Keston Perry

Coalitions, capacity and capitalist development: the political dynamics and governance of technological change with specific reference to Trinidad and Tobago



Alexander Ray
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Rethinking the Local–international Dichotomy in Relation to Refugee Protection and Assistance: The Politics of Practice in Managing South Sudanese Displacement (working title)

Bilge Sahin
Sahin Bilge - BS42 DEV

Bringing Justice to the People: Developing Access to Justice to Fight Conflict-related Sexual Violence Crimes and Challenging Gender Performance in North-Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo



Farwa Sial
Farwa Sial

The internationalization of 'The Developmental State': The role of Development Aid and Capital Flows


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)