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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
Shachi Amdekar
  • Title: Colonial Institutions and the Development of the Indigenous Textile Industry in The Bombay Presidency and British East Africa.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Queens' College
Shama Ams
  • Title: Governance & Constitutional Reform in Countries Emerging from Civil War.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Girton College
Gracelin Baskaran
  • Title: Challenges to Developing Relational Labour Contracts in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Lucy Cavendish College
Jaskiran Bedi
  • Title: English Language in India: A Dichotomy between Growth and Development.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Newnham College
Anna Bilous
  • Title: State-Owned Enterprises in Russia: Pitfalls and Prospects.
  • Supervisor: Professor Peter Nolan
  • Lucy Cavendish College
Peerapat Chokesuwattanaskul
  • Title: Export cartels and economic development.
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • Wolfson 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
Francisco Javier Gonzalez
  • Title: How does the increasing privatization of higher education systems affect its capacity to deliver social equality and high quality education? A case study of the Chilean Model.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Jesus College
Jostein Hauge
  • Title: African industrial policy in an era of expanding global value chains: the case of Ethiopia's textile and leather industries.
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • Corpus Christi College
Yuan He
  • Title: Comparative Studies of the Economic Pioneering States in China and India.
  • Supervisor: Professor Peter Nolan
  • Newnham College
Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula
  • Title: Understanding women's pathways from youth to adulthood in the Sahel.
  • 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
Sharmeen Irfan
  • Title: Understanding Young people: Identity-formation, Decision-making and the role of schools.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • St John's 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
Anel Kulakhmetova
  • Title: Evolving notions of childhood: an example of Kazakhstan.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Clare Hall
Chokan Laumulin
  • Title: Debates over Soviet Industrial policy.
  • Supervisor: Professor Peter Nolan
  • Darwin College
Ildo José Lautharte Junior
  • Title: Flourishing Opportunities: Investing on early childhood.
  • Supervisor: Dr Flavio Comim
  • St Edmund'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: Collective trauma and postcolonial economic nationalism in India.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • St. John's College
Jane Lichtenstein
  • Title: Financial Inclusion in Rwanda: Examining Policy Implementation and Impact on Community and Household Lives.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Jesus 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
Ying Miao
  • Title: Social Identity, Attitude and Behaviour of the Chinese Middle Class.
  • Supervisor: Professor Peter Nolan
  • Hughes Hall
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 (Proposed): Flourishing under pressure: Experiences of Kenyan cut flower producer networks relating with industry power blocs to navigate the shifts in end markets.
  • Supervisor: Dr. Shailaja Fennell
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
Ivan Rajic
  • PhD title (provisional): The Political Economy of State Dissolution
  • Supervisor: Ha-Joon Chang
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
Andres Sevilla-Gaitan
  • Fitzwilliam College
  • PhD topic: The everyday life of longline fishing people in Costa Rica
  • Proyecto de investigación: La vida diaria del pescador del sector palangrero costarricense.
  • Supervisor: Dr Graham Denyer Willis
  • afs38@cam.ac.uk
Shinjini Singh
  • PhD title: Governance and Business Development in India's Red Corridor
  • Supervisor: Peter Nolan
Ga-Young So
  • PhD title: Law and social norms with reference to working women in South Korea.
  • Supervisor: Shailaja Fennell
Caroline Souza
  • PhD 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 Vasconcellos Comim
Dominic Thomas-James
  • PhD title: How can the relevance and quality of law pertaining to international standards of economic misconduct control be improved and better implemented in developing nations, with particular reference to small jurisdictions in the Caribbean?
  • Supervisor: Barry Rider
Yee Siong Tong
  • PhD title: Industrial upgrading in agro-commodity global value chains: The case of Malaysian palm oil
  • Supervisor: Professor Peter Nolan
Christine van Hooft
  • PhD title: Analysing the interaction between decentralisation and the local political economy in Uganda.
  • Supervisor: Dr Shailaja Fennell
  • Jesus College
Sam van Noort
  • PhD title: The Importance of Effective States: State Capacity and Economic Development
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • Wolfson College
Paola Velasco Herrejon
  • Clare College
  • PhD Topic: Sustainability, Capabilities and Power: Siting Wind Farms Under Equal Terms
  • Supervisor: Dr Flavio Comim
Mihiri Warnasuriya
  • PhD 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
  • PhD title is: an analysis of complexity in development programmes - a case study of the Nigerian education sector.
  • Supervisor: Dr David Clark
  • Hughes Hall College
Isabella Weber
  • PhD title: The Chinese Rebirth of Macroeconomics: China's Great Reform Debate (1984-1988)
  • Supervisor: Professor Peter Nolan
Libei Wu
  • PhD 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: Peter Nolan
Chunwen Xiao
  • PhD Title: The Challenges and Opportunities of Chinese Telecom Operators Going Out
  • Supervisor: Peter Nolan
Kiryl Zach
  • Title: Polish industrial policy in a long-term perspective
  • Supervisor: Dr Ha-Joon Chang
  • Robinson College
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