Associate Professor of International Political Economy
I joined PAIS in August 2011 and am now Associate Professor of International Political Economy. My research interests include the relationship between finance and development, financialisation and the politics of debt, alternative globalisations and the disciplinary parameters and spatial location of contemporary IPE. Substantively, my work to date has concentrated on both the theories and common senses that underpin financial policymaking, the question of how this leads to institutional change (in particular the expansion of capital markets and development of Islamic finance) and the socio-economic implications of these changes. My research has been grounded primarily in insights from the Southeast Asia region. From September 2018 to November 2020, I will focus on a new project that examines the growth of transnational Islamic economic flows and their governance. This research is funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship.