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Dr James Onley

Biography

James Onley is an Honorary Reseach Fellow at the IAIS, Visiting Associate Professor of Gulf History and Heritage at Qatar University's Gulf Studies Center, and the founding Editor of the Journal of Arabian Studies (Routledge) and the Britain and the World book series (PalgraveMacmillan).  He was Director of the Exeter Centre for Gulf Studies during 2005–2012.  He specializes in Gulf history, heritage, culture, society, and politics.  Prior to entering academia, he served in the Canadian Army for 12 years and was a UN peacekeeper in Iraq at the end of the Iran–Iraq War (1988).

Education

1996–2001:  

1996, 1997, 1998:  

1994–1995:  

1991–1993:  

1989–1991:  

 

Acdemic career

2017–present:

  • Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
  • Visiting Assocaite Professor of Gulf History and Heritage, Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University

2005–2016:

2003–2005:

2002–2003:  

  • Lecturer, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

2001–2002:  

1998–1999:  

 

Military career

1989–1996:  

1988:  

1985–1989: