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Professor Mahrukh Doctor

Professor Mahrukh Doctor

Professor of Comparative Political Economy

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • School of Politics and International Studies

Qualifications

  • MA (John Hopkins University)
  • PhD (University of Oxford)

Summary

Mahrukh Doctor is Professor of Comparative Political Economy at the University of Hull. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Currently, she is School Research Director and was Deputy Lead for REF2021 in the School of Politics and International Studies. She has also served as Director of Learning & Teaching for the School of Law and Politics, later only Politics, and TEF Lead for Politics.

Previous positions include the Centre for Brazilian Studies, St. Antony's College at the University of Oxford, University of Reading, and the World Bank. She served as Adjunct Professor of Latin American Politics at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Europe/Bologna Center from 2005 to 2017. She has also spent time as a visiting academic at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), Federal Fluminense University (Brazil) and the Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Europe (Italy). She is a Latin America Region Head for Oxford Analytica, a political risk analysis firm.

Mahrukh's main research interests are in the field of comparative political economy and international political economy. She has a special interest in business-state relations, development policy, trade and industry, infrastructure (ports), foreign policy analysis and regionalism in Latin America, with a particular focus on Brazil.

She has published in various high-impact journals on Brazilian business-state relations, Brazilian foreign policy in the context of Emerging Powers, regional integration in Latin America, and EU-Mercosur negotiations / relations. She is author of Business-State Relations in Brazil: Challenges of the Port Reform Lobby (New York: Routledge, 2017).

Undergraduate

- The Global South and Development (UG-2)

- Pathways of Research, research methods (UG-2)

- Understanding America (UG-2)

- BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs (UG-3)

- Comparative Legislatures (UG-3)

Recent outputs

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Book

Business-state relations in Brazil: Challenges of the port reform lobby

Doctor, M. (2017). Business-state relations in Brazil: Challenges of the port reform lobby. New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203744031

Book Chapter

Regionalism in the Global South: Understanding the Evolution of Mercosur

Doctor, M. (2022). Regionalism in the Global South: Understanding the Evolution of Mercosur. In B. McKercher (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft (309-320). (2nd edition). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003016625-31

Journal Article

Development banks as instruments of Brazilian strategic diplomacy

Doctor, M. (in press). Development banks as instruments of Brazilian strategic diplomacy. Contemporary Politics, https://doi.org/10.1080/13569775.2021.1961395

Brazilian business and Itamaraty in the PT era: foreign policy-making in the context of 'graduation dilemmas'

Doctor, M. (2017). Brazilian business and Itamaraty in the PT era: foreign policy-making in the context of ‘graduation dilemmas’. International Affairs, 93(3), 643-660. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iix077

'Country Focus: Brazil',

Doctor, M. (2016). 'Country Focus: Brazil',. Political Insight, 7(2), 32-35. https://doi.org/10.1177/2041905816666148

Postgraduate supervision

Mahrukh Doctor welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in

- political economy of development (especially Latin America)

- democratisation in Latin America

- business-state relations in Latin America

- regionalism and regional integration (especially South-South)

- emerging powers and global governance

- foreign policy analysis in Brazil/Latin America

External examiner role

External Examiner, University of Bradford

2021

External Examiner, University of York

2021

Journal editorial role

Associate Editor, Brazilian Political Science Review

2018

Other

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy

2017

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