Chris joined the School of Communications, Arts, and Social Sciences in September 2013. His research focuses on the political economy of development, particularly in post-crisis states, with a specialism in the political economy of post 2001 crisis Argentina, and changing meta-theoretical interpretations of those changes.
Chris has published in the Journal of International Relations and Development, the Bulletin of Latin American Research and with FLACSO Argentina’s Working Paper Series. He has also recently published his research monograph for PalgraveMacmillans IPE Series titled Latin America After Neoliberalism: Developmental Regimes in Post-Crisis States. This book is an examination of the so-called ‘pink tide’ that has swept across the Latin American continent since the election of Hugo Chávez in 1998, with detailed case studies of Lula’s Brazil and the Kirchner’s Argentina. The book also attempts to provide a meta-theoretical framework derived from the discipline of (international) political economy in order to understand, interpret, and illuminate the policy changes identified through fieldwork in both Brazil and Argentina.
Before joining the School Chris worked at the University of York as a Teaching Fellow in International Political Economy, at UUM in Malaysia as a Visiting Lecturer in International Studies, as well as an Investigador Visitante at FLACSO Argentina. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Leeds in 2010, which was on post-crisis Argentine political economy 2003-2007, funded by an ESRC 1+3 studentship.
Chris currently teaches on courses concerning International Relations theory and Global Governance.