Associate Professor Marc Valeri
BA (Sciences Po Grenoble), MA, PhD (Sciences Po Paris)
Associate Professor in Political Economy of the Middle East, Director - Centre for Gulf Studies, College Director of Postgraduate Research
After a Master's Degree in Comparative Politics, with speciality on Arab and Muslim worlds, Marc Valeri received a PhD in 2005 from Sciences Po Paris. His work dealt with nation-building and political legitimacy in the Sultanate of Oman since 1970.
He was 'Jean Monnet' Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence (Italy) in 2005-2006 and then 'Marie Curie' Research Fellow at the IAIS between 2007 and 2009. In 2009-10, he held a position of Teaching Fellow in politics and constitutional law at the University of La Rochelle (France) and was concomitantly Honorary Research Fellow at the IAIS. In September 2010, he took up his current position at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.
Currently his main areas of interest are the social, political and economic transformations in the Gulf monarchies. Another activity of research he is developing is the issues of stability and consolidation of authoritarianism in the Middle East, and more broadly the question of legitimacy in authoritarian and non-democratic regimes.
For office hours and research leave go here.
I am happy to supervise postgraduate research students on all aspects of the politics, political economy and sociology of the Gulf monarchies. I am also interested in supervising students on state-business relations in the Middle East or/and in a more global comparative perspective.
I have examined doctoral students in Exeter and elsewhere, including Bath, Leeds, London (King's College, SOAS), Oxford and Melbourne (Australia).
- ARA3163 - Politics and Reform in the Gulf
- POL1023 - Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East