I am an associate professor of economics at Hampshire College a research associate at the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst and project director of Security in Context. Please visit http://www.securityincontext.com for more on that initiative.
My research interests are in economic development, international trade, domestic and international political economy, South-South economic and political relations, comparative regionalism, post-conflict recovery and critical security studies. I have published in academic outlets such as the Journal of Development Economics, Applied Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Political Geography, Middle East Report, Forced Migration Review, and Critical Studies on Security. My book with Firat Demir South-South Trade and Finance in the 21st Century: Rise of the South or a Second Great Divergence explores the ambiguous developmental impact of the new economic linkages among countries of the global South. You can find out more about the book here and a review of the book here. I serve on the editorial committee of Jadaliyya and as an associate editor of Review of Social Economy. From 2013-2018 I also served on the editorial collective of the Middle East Report. From 2014-2018 I served as a Lead Expert in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of West Asia’s National Agenda for the Future of Syria. I am also affiliated with the Arab Studies Institute as a Researcher.
You can find my publications, courses taught, and other projects I’m involved with through the links on this page.