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Dr Francis Owtram

BA Manchester, PhD (LSE)

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Honorary Research Fellow

Francis Owtram has a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He is the author of A Modern History of Oman: Formation of the State Since 1920 (IB Tauris, 2004). He taught in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kurdistan Hawler, Erbil, Iraq  from 2007-12 and is currently a Gulf History Specialist on the British Library/Qatar Foundation Partnership.

His research interests include the Modern History and International Relations of the Middle East, with a special interest in the Gulf States.  Publications include 'The Foreign Policies of Unrecognized States' in N. Caspersen and G. Stansfield (eds) Unrecognized States in the International System (Routledge/Exeter Studies in Ethno Politics, 2010) and a co-edited volume (with Annemarie Profanter) Citizenship in Transition: New Perspectives on Transnational Migration from the Middle East to Europe