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Centre of Development Studies


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Professor Maha Abdelrahman Professor in Development Studies and Middle East Politics, BA, MA (The American University in Cairo) PhD (Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands), Please send email via Administrator at
Maha Al-Haddad Title: Black-Palestinian Transnational Solidarities: Contemporary renewals and digital manifestations., Supervisor: Professor Maha Abdelrahman, Queens' College
Baptiste Albertone Title: To Green or not to Green? Sustainability, Structural Change, and Industrial Policy in Latin America, Supervisor: Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Darwin College
Fadi Amer Title: Laissez-Piller: A political economy analysis of financial sector-led growth in Lebanon, Supervisor: Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Queens' College
Idil Asan Title: The Politics and Sociology of 'Vulnerability' in Humanitarian Bureaucracy: Turkey's Refugee Response , Supervisor: Professor Maha Abdelrahman, Girton College
Dustin Barter Title: A Comparative Study of International Institutions and Post-Isolation Civil Society Development in Cambodia and Myanmar, Supervisor: Professor Maha Abdelrahman, Jesus College
Dr Niyousha Bastani Assistant Professor in the Political Economy of Development BA (McGill University), MPhil (University of Cambridge), PhD (University of Cambridge)
Anna Bilous Title: State-Owned Enterprises in Russia: Pitfalls and Prospects., Supervisor: Professor Peter Nolan, Lucy Cavendish College
Clément De Rivas Title: A constructivist and institutionalist political economy perspective on ideational, political and institutional change in France and Poland, Supervisor: Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Darwin College
Professor Graham Denyer Willis Professor, Centre of Development Studies and Centre of Latin American Studies, B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Royal Roads), Ph.D. (MIT)
Promise Frank Ejiofor In Search of Social Order: Disappearance, Insurgency, and the Production of Social Death in Nigeria, Supervisor: Professor Graham Denyer Willis, Queens' College
Frank Evans MPhil Course Administrator
Professor Shailaja Fennell +44 (0) 1223 764048 Professor of Regional Transformation and Economic Security (Grade 11), Department of Land Economy, Fellow of Jesus College, Acting Director Centre of South Asian Studies
Dr Jostein Hauge Assistant Professor, Centre of Development Studies, BSc (NTNU, Norway), MSc (SOAS, University of London), PhD (University of Cambridge)
Sir Brian Heap Distinguished Fellow
Dr Tadashi Hirai Affiliated Lecturer and Research Associate, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, BA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), Paper 15 Human Development and Education Coordinator, Currently not taking PhD Students
Nikita Hiralal Title: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish: Livelihood Challenges and Coping Strategies of Sub-Saharan African Subsistence Fishing Communities , Supervisor: Professor Shailaja Fennell, Jesus College
Professor William Hurst B.A. (University of Chicago) M.A. (University of Chicago) Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley), Chong Hua Professor of Chinese Development
Sripriya Iyengar Srivatsa Title: The Political Economy of Taxation and Sub-National Legislative Commitment in East African and Indian States, Supervisor: Professor Shailaja Fennell, St. Catherine's College
Sai Sangeet Jain Title: A political economy approach to the development and accumulation of productive capabilities in India, Supervisor: Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Newnham College
Yingfeng Ji Title: Assessing the role of participant states in the Belt and Road Initiative: evidence from Central Asia , Supervisor: Dr. Siddharth Saxena, St Catharine's College
Alice Jondorf +44 (0)1223 337158 Centre Administrator
Prajakti Kalra Affiliated Lecturer, Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge, Events and Communications Officer, GCRF RCUK COMPASS Project, Research Fellow, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Jesus College, Currently not taking PhD students
Takahiro Kamisuna Title: Oligarchy in motion: ‘Dirty’ politics in ‘clean’ energy transitions in Indonesia, Supervisor: Professor William Hurst, Queens' College
Mateus Lino Labrunie Title: The co-evolution of technology, institutions and the organization of production in the age of digital transformation: lessons from history., Supervisor: Professor Ha-Joon Chang, College: Girton
Epifania Langa Title: Understanding Structural Transformation, Industrial Development and the State: the Case of Mozambique, Supervisor: Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Clare Hall College
Dr Sarah Lockwood Assistant Professor, Centre of Development Studies, BA (Columbia University); MSc (Oxford University); MA (Harvard University), PhD (Harvard University)
Professor Peter Nolan +44 (0)1223 339477 Director of the Chinese Executive Leadership Programme (CELP), M.A. (Cantab.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London), CBE, Not taking PhD Students
Felipe Puccioni Title: Management, institutional arrangements and education: A three-level clustered randomised field experiment in Rio de Janeiro, Supervisor: Dr Tiago Cavalcanti, Trinity College
Georges Quist Title: National Development Banks and Industrial Policy in Africa: A Comparative Study, Supervisor: Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Wolfson College
Professor Barry Rider 07979647105 Professorial Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge, Professor of Comparative Law, Renmin University, China, Professor of Law, University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa, Professor of Law and former Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Advanced Study, Fellow Commoner, sometime Fellow, Tutor, Director of Studies and Dean, Jesus College, Cambridge, Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Currently not taking PhD Students
Daniel Rincon-Machon Title: Communication, non-state armed actors, and governance: the role of digital tools., Supervisor: Professor Graham Denyer-Willis, Clare Hall College
Dr Joeva Rock University Teaching Officer, Centre of Development Studies, PhD (Anthropology), American University, Currently not taking PhD students
Biagio Rosso Title: Endogenous Institutions and Economic Growth in Low Income Environments: Essays in Development Economics and Applied Econometrics , Supervisor: Professor Shailaja Fennell, Corpus Christi College
Jaime Royo Olid Title: Scarcity in Abundance and Development: The case of housing financialisation in metropolitan Orissa, India., Supervisor: Professor Shailaja Fennell, St John's College
Dr Siddharth (Montu) Saxena PhD in Experimental Physics (Trinity College and Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge) and PhD in Historical Anthropology, BSc in Physics and BA in History (New Orleans), Currently not taking PhD students
Andres Sevilla-Gaitan Title: The everyday life of longline fishing people in Costa Rica., Supervisor: Professor Graham Denyer Willis, Fitzwilliam College
Dr Harriet Sturdy PhD Administrator
Chee Yong Tan Title: Building an Equitable Nation: New Economic Policy (NEP) and State-building in Malaysia, Professor William Hurst, St. Catherine's College
Todd Tucker PhD title: Development Matters: Disputes, Arbitrators, and Norms in Investment Treaty Arbitration, Supervisor: Ha-Joon Chang
Dr Tamara Wattnem Assistant Professor in Development Studies and Latin American Studies, BA (University of California - Berkeley), MSc/PhD (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Chunwen Xiao Title: The Challenges and Opportunities of Chinese Telecom Operators Going Out., Supervisor: Professor Peter Nolan, Jesus College
Kiryl Zach Title: Polish industrial policy in a long-term perspective., Supervisor: Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Robinson College