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Dr Eleanor Gao

Research Interests

My main research interests are good governance, local government, identity (especially tribal) politics, politics of the Arab world, and more broadly the politics of semidemocratic and authoritarian countries. 

Research Supervision

I am happy to supervise or co-supervise students working on my main research interests (see above), regardless of whether the research will focus on the Arab world.  I am also happy to supervise students working on other comparative politics topics such as democratization, ethnic politics, religion and politics, and so on. 

Research Students

Maria Blanco-Palencia, who is working on social movements in Jordan, co-supervised with Bice Maiguashca, Department of Politics