Mahrukh Doctor joined the lecturing staff in January 2006 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is Director of Learning and Teaching/Education Lead for the Department of Politics (previously the School of Law and Politics).
Previous positions include the Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Europe/Bologna Center, the Centre for Brazilian Studies, St. Antony's College at the University of Oxford, University of Reading, and the World Bank. She has also spent time as a visiting academic at the University of Sao Paulo, Federal Fluminense University and the Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Europe.
Her main research interests are in the field of international political economy and comparative political economy.
Mahrukh has a special interest in development policy, trade and industry, infrastructure (ports), and regionalism in Latin America, with a particular focus on Brazil.
She has published on Brazilian business-state relations, Brazilian foreign policy in the context of rising powers, and EU-Mercosur negotiations / relations.