SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Charlotte Hübner

BA (Munich) MSc (SOAS)
  • Teaching
  • Research


Charlotte Hübner
Charlotte Hübner
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Thesis title:
“The Role of the Oil & Gas Sector in Late Industrialisation: Lessons from Malaysia” (Working Title)
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Year of Entry: 2016
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Charlotte is interested in extractive and energy commodities, the state and late development. Prior to starting her PhD, Charlotte worked for an Engineering Consultancy on water and energy infrastructure projects as well as the World Energy Council (WEC) in London. Alongside her PhD has done consultancy work for the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and works as a Research Assistant and Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS.

PhD Research

My research looks into the nature and determinants of domestic production linkages from the oil and gas industry in latecomers, focusing on the experience of Malaysia.


  • September 2016, 'Oil Booms, Local Industrial Development and Urban Informalisation of Labour in Ghana: Case of Sekondi-Takoradi' at 'Oil and the African City', African Studies Association UK- University of Cambridge


  • Foreign Affairs Association, Munich
  • University of Malaya (for fieldwork)



  • Political Economy of Development
  • Resource Governance
  • Late Industrialisation and the State