Emine Akar

Emine Akar

Thesis Title: The future impact of ‘Emotional Artificial Intelligence’ on right to privacy protection Abstract: Emotional Artificial Intelligence (EAI) is a rapidly growing multi-billion-dollar industry that combines AI and big data technology that aims to...
Zak David Tobias

Zak David Tobias

Thesis Title: Transformation Zones: Digital Hubs, Class and (Geo)politics in Jordan Abstract: My project seeks to map the political agencies embedded in the development of digital infrastructures through an ethnographic study of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ)...
Matteo Nebbiai

Matteo Nebbiai

Thesis Title: Building digital markets: the impact of voluntary regulation on the personal data economy Abstract: The project explores the standards and rules voluntarily created and adopted by organizations to establish forms of personal data circulation. Some...
Luis Fernando Soto Tamayo

Luis Fernando Soto Tamayo

Thesis title: Measuring Nepotism and Its Effects on the Mexican Public Institutions Abstract: This project aims to explore the association between nepotism and public institutions’ performance in the context of the Mexican public sector, and contribute to the...
Santiago Quintero Suarez

Santiago Quintero Suarez

Thesis title: The Politics of Impatient Bureaucracies. Public Sector Reform, Time Preferences and Local Policy Networks for Sustainable Development in Latin America Abstract: In politically fragmented and decentralised metropolitan areas, achieving long-term...

Frederic Larden

Thesis title: Abstract: First supervisor: Stijn Van Kessel Pathway:13-Politics, Public Policy & Governance Cohort: 2021-22

David Graham Sizwe Jeffery

Thesis title: Secularism within political parties in South Africa Abstract: This study investigates why South Africa has a very religious population, and yet a politics that has (so far) remained secular. I focus on the African National Congress (ANC), the...

Christian Garland

Thesis title: ‘Flexible Subjects: A Contemporary Critical Theory of‘Flexibility’/Precarity Abstract: First supervisor: Lucia Pradella Pathway:13-Politics, Public Policy & Governance Cohort: 2021-22

Mohamad El Kari

Thesis title: Laughing through frustration: to what extent has the October ‘revolution’ in Lebanon shaped a unified national identity/consciousness to create a civil functioning state? Abstract: In the autumn of 2019, the 17 October Revolution (thawra) took Lebanon by...

Nathan Eisenberg

Thesis title: Industrial Corridor Development and the Recomposition of Labor Regimes in China and Vietnam Abstract: Since 2013, China has embarked on a set of infrastructure projects and free trade deals throughout Asia, Europe and Africa that are collectively...
Alexander Burlin

Alexander Burlin

Thesis title: The European Union in the Global Refugee Regime: A Political Economic Approach to the Humanitarian-Development Nexus Abstract: This project examines the role of the European Union (EU) in promoting new technologies for aid and displacement management in...
Lina Kramer

Lina Kramer

Thesis title: Public Policy in an AI Economy Abstract: From technophobia to enthusiastic predictions, artificial intelligence (AI) is receiving increasing media, economic, political, and academic attention. The renewed interest is the result of a substantial increase...