Rafeef Ziadah is Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East. Prior to this she was Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the SOAS Politics and International Studies department with the 'Military Mobilities and Mobilising Movements in the Middle East' project. This ESRC funded project explored the politics of infrastructures, ports and transport in the Arabian Peninsula. Rafeef holds a PhD in Politics from York University, Canada (2013). Her research interests include political economy, contentious politics, labour movements and the politics of humanitarianism, with a particular focus on the Middle East. She is currently examining the impact of Gulf Cooperation Council aid post 2011/2012 Arab uprisings.