Dr Mahrukh Doctor

Professor Mahrukh Doctor

Professor of Comparative Political Economy

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Department of Politics

Qualifications

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

Summary

Mahrukh Doctor was appointed Lecturer at the University of Hull in January 2006. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Currently, she is Research Lead and Deputy REF Lead in the School of Politics and International Studies. Previously, she was Director of Learning and Teaching/Education Lead for the Department of Politics (previously the School of Law and 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).

Mahrukh's main research interests are in the field of comparative political economy and international political economy. She has a special interest in development policy, trade and industry, infrastructure (ports), foreign policy analysis 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 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

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

Journal Article

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

Brazil's role in institutions of global economic governance : the WTO and G20

Doctor, M. (2015). Brazil's role in institutions of global economic governance : the WTO and G20. Global Society, 29(3), 286-300. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600826.2015.1025041

Interregionalism's impact on regional integration in developing countries: the case of Mercosur

Doctor, M. (2015). Interregionalism's impact on regional integration in developing countries: the case of Mercosur. Journal of European Public Policy, 22(7), 967-984. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2014.992932

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

Journal editorial role

Associate Editor, Brazilian Political Science Review

2018

Other

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy

2017