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PhD Students

Taskeen Adam
  • Title: The role of African Massive Open Online Courses in supporting the most marginalised to improve their capabilities.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • King's College
Shama Ams
  • Title: Governance & Constitutional Reform in Countries Emerging from Civil War.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Girton College
Mustafa Metin Basbay
  • Title: The Role of Fiscal Policy in Industrial Development: The Case for the Selective Consumption Taxes.
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • St Edmund's College
Gracelin Baskaran
  • Title: Challenges to Developing Relational Labour Contracts in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Lucy Cavendish College
Callie Berman
  • Title: Knowledge in caviar: An examination of post-Soviet environmental institutions and embedded knowledge in the governance of Caspian caviar production.
  • Supervisor: Dr Siddharth Saxena
  • Gonville and Caius College
Anna Bilous
  • Title: State-Owned Enterprises in Russia: Pitfalls and Prospects.
  • Supervisor: Professor Peter Nolan
  • Lucy Cavendish College
Juan Fernando Bucheli
  • Title: Living Together: Urban Quality of Life in Spatially Segregated Areas of Bogota.
  • Supervisor: Dr Flavio Comim and Dr Maria Abreu
  • Queens' College
Shreyashi Dasgupta
  • Title: Informality and Housing in Mumbai and Dhaka.
  • Supervisor: Dr Graham Denyer-Willis
  • Girton College
Isabel Estevez
  • Title: Essays on Globalization and Economic Development.
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • Trinity Hall
Matthew Fright
  • Title: Economic Value and the Political Economy of Measurement.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Queens' College
Lorena Gazzotti
  • Title: How does migration policy affect aid? Migration policy, development and aid in the EU-Moroccan context.
  • Supervisor: Dr Alexandra Winkels
  • Lucy Cavendish College
Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula
  • Title: ilimi Haske: Disrupting a charted trajectory.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Lucy Cavendish College
Christopher Hope
  • Title: Deindustrialisation in sub-Saharan Africa: A country-based study investigating the development of manufacturing in Namibia.
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • Darwin College
Nabila Idris
  • Title: Social protection policies in Bangladesh
  • Supervisor: Dr Maha Abdelrahman
  • Churchill College
Avneet Kaur
  • Title: Women in the unorganized sector in India.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Jesus College
Aline Khoury
  • Title: Migration and development: a capability inspired framework for exploring migrant wellbeing.
  • Supervisor: Dr Flavio Comim
  • Lucy Cavendish College
Dima Krayem
  • Title: Exploring the "Integration" of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: From State Sovereignty to Bare Lives.
  • Supervisor: Dr Maha Abdelrahman
  • King's College
Amir Lebdioui
  • Title: The role of the State for Economic Diversification in Mineral Resource-Dependent Countries.
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • St Catharine's College
George Lee
  • Title: Comparative Study Between China and India's Police Services - Barriers to Trust.
  • Supervisor: Professor Peter Nolan
  • Trinity College
Adam B Lerner
  • Title: Narratives of trauma and victimhood in international politics: Evidence from new states.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • St. John's College
Saite Lu
  • Title: Essays on Global Imbalances and Economic Development.
  • Supervisor: Kenneth Coutts
  • Sidney Sussex College
Sigrid Lupieri
  • Title: Ageing and health care in times of crisis: whose vulnerability counts? The case of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
  • Supervisor: Dr Alexandra Winkels
  • Clare Hall College
Gerald Mako
  • Title: The Construction of Otherness: Four Historical Examples of the Portrayal of National Minorities in Russia and the Effect They Bear on Policy Making.
  • Supervisor: Dr Siddharth S. Saxena
  • Corpus Christi College
Josh Platzky Miller
  • Title: Education and Imagination in Brazil and South Africa
  • Supervisor: Dr Maha Abdelrahman
  • St John's College
Melissa Mouthaan
  • Title: Migration policy formulation in West Africa: the potential for development-friendly migration cooperation within a securitised policy setting.
  • Supervisor: Dr Alexandra Winkels
  • Lucy Cavendish College
Nungari Mwangi
  • Title: The Power to Flourish: Unearthing the roots of Kenyan flower producers’ export market access strategies.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Jesus College
Serik Onalbaiuly
  • Title: Democratisation of Local Governance and Local Government in Kazakhstan.
  • Supervisor: Dr Siddharth S. Saxena
  • Fitzwilliam College
Albert Park
  • Title: When Better Worlds Collide: The History and Philosophy of International Development.
  • Supervisor: Dr Flavio Comim
  • Girton College
Bojana Radovanovic
  • Title: Individual Charitable Giving
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • Queens' College
Ana Francisca Ramirez
  • Title: How do developing country governments negotiate with international companies. Analysing the case of oil and gas negotiations in Senegal.
  • Supervisor: Dr Graham Denyer Willis
  • Newnham College
Jaime Royo Olid
  • Title: Scarcity in Abundance and Development: the case of housing financialisation in metropolitan Orissa, India.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • St John's College
Andres Sevilla-Gaitan
  • Title: The everyday life of longline fishing people in Costa Rica.
  • Supervisor: Dr Graham Denyer Willis
  • Fitzwilliam College
Caroline Souza
  • Title: Schooling for what? A comparative ethnographic study on the appropriateness of the traditional school model for developing disadvantaged children's skills and capabilities in Brazil.
  • Supervisor: Dr Flavio Comim
  • St Edmund's College
Dominic Thomas-James
  • Title: Suspect Wealth - A Risk to Stability, Development and Sustainability: The case of Bermuda, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Anguilla.
  • Supervisor: Prof. Barry Rider
  • Queens' College
Christine van Hooft
  • Title: Analysing the interaction between decentralisation and the local political economy in Uganda.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Jesus College
Sam van Noort
  • Title: The Importance of Effective States: State Capacity and Economic Development.
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • Wolfson College
Paola Velasco Herrejon
  • Title: Sustainability, Capabilities and Power: Siting Wind Farms Under Equal Terms.
  • Supervisor: Dr Flavio Comim
  • Clare College
Mihiri Warnasuriya
  • Title: Education and ethnic relations in Sri Lanka: Exploring youth perceptions of history and their impact on identity formation.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • St Edmund's College
Nafisa Waziri
  • Title: An analysis of complexity in development programmes - a case study of the Nigerian education sector.
  • Supervisor: Dr David Clark
  • Hughes Hall College
Libei Wu
  • Title: Determinants of the Nature of Chinese Immigration from Wenzhou: the Case Study of High-Skilled Chinese Immigrants from the IT Industry in California and Low-Skilled Entrepreneurial Chinese Immigrants in Europe in a Comparative Perspective.
  • Supervisor: Prof. Peter Nolan
  • Newnham College
Chunwen Xiao
  • Title: The Challenges and Opportunities of Chinese Telecom Operators Going Out.
  • Supervisor: Prof. Peter Nolan
  • Jesus College
Kiryl Zach
  • Title: Polish industrial policy in a long-term perspective
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • Robinson College
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