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Lecturer in Anthropology, Brunel University London

Anchored in political anthropology, my research focuses on identity politics, religion, state, conflict and energy in the Middle East and South-Eastern Mediterranean. For my PhD (Durham), I conducted ethnographic fieldwork research in Syria (2008–2010) looking at contested identities and politics between the Druze sect and the Syrian state.

In response to the ongoing war, my research has incorporated political economy and historical sociology approaches in an ongoing project on energy and resource conflict in Syria, initiated through a research fellowship at Durham Energy Institute (2013-2014), and new fieldwork with Syrian and Arab immigrants in Greece (2013–ongoing).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Anthropology, Brunel University London