Ibrahim completed his PhD in 2018.

Ibrahim's research stems from the claim that theories of revolution have largely undermined the role of counter-revolution in revolutionary processes. For instance, the recent popular uprisings in the Arab World reveal how little we know about the concept of counter-revolution – as a theory – and how it empirically manifests itself in discursive coercive and disciplinary practices.

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Asma completed her PhD in 2018.

Asma's PhD investigated the conditions under which domestic social movement organisations can obtain favourable policy concessions from the state. Her work focused on recent episodes of contention in Morocco relating to the field of violence against women.

Langton completed his PhD in 2018.

His thesis explored the changing conceptions and practices of citizenship in the context of transnational migration, with a specific focus on Zimbabweans living in South Africa and the UK.

Since completing his PhD, Dr Miriyoga continues with his teaching role in the Department of Politics and International Relations. He has also been doing some work with Global Witness – a London-based environm...

Lyn completed her PhD in September 2016. Her research explored ideas of family, the Commonwealth, and Africa with specific focus on Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

​Since completing, Dr Johnstone has been busy planning and hosting a workshop for postgraduate researchers on the process and challenges of conducting research in and on Africa.

She is planning an edited volume from the workshop and working on turning her doctoral thesis int...

Mohammadreza was awarded his PhD in 2015.

His thesis challenged much recent research and writing on contemporary Middle East politics by questioning the notion that a meaningful distinction can be drawn between quietism and activism among Shiite clerical elites.

Dr Kalantari is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at and Deputy Director of the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies at Royal Holloway University of London worki...

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Global Politics and Development Centre

Department of Politics and International Relations

Royal Holloway

University of London

Egham, Surrey

TW20 0EX