Dr Ross Porter
BA (SOAS), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)
My current research is a study of revolutionary ethics in contemporary Yemen, exploring the relationship between freedom, value and radical discontinuity in the formation of revolutionary identities. I am also working on an ethnographic monograph which will chronicle the last several years of revolution and counter-revolution in Yemen.
- ARA3045 - War, Violence and Revolution in the Modern Middle East
- ARAM126 - Ethnography of the Middle East
I received my PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in 2015. My thesis, “Being Change in Change Square: An ethnography of revolutionary life in Yemen”, was the product of long-term fieldwork at the heart of the revolutionary movement in Sana’a. After completing my PhD, I held a brief Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University and a Research Fellowship at the University of Zurich.