Area and Development Studies Alumni

  • Oliver Hayakwa

    Area Development Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Area Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: Risks on the new Silk Road: China's growing political role in the Middle East and its potential contribution towards a just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Research supervisors: Dr Michael Axworthy

    Email: oh255@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr David Pettinato

    Area Development Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Area and Development Studies (ESRC +3)
    College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2012

    Research topic: Exploring justice-centered Muslim activism in the global north through British Muslim NGOs

    Research supervisors: Dr Suha Taji-Farouki

    Email: ddp203@exeter.ac.uk


  • Joe Worthington

    Area Development Studies Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Area and Development Studies (ESRC 1+3)
    Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: An Assessment of Pax Britannica through the British Residencies in the Persian Gulf and Contextualisation into Contemporary Anglo-Gulf Relations

    My research is focused on the Pax Britannica that Britain developed in the Gulf as a result of the British Persian Gulf Residency, between 1763 and 1971, the state building processes, dependency, and rentierism that was left behind post-independence. I am particularly interested in assessing how Britain’s position in the Gulf emerged as a tool of trade and defence in 1763, evolving into an entrenchment of the British position through the residencies, and then re-emerging again as a system of trade and defence after 1971. My research will contextualise contemporary Anglo-Gulf relations into Britain’s historic legacy in the region.

    Research supervisors: Dr James Onley, Dr Marc Valeri

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society

    Email: jw722@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-worthington

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/travelwith_joe

    Website/Blog: https://www.travellingpolitico.uk/