Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Lama Tawakkol

Lama TawakkolDoctoral Student
MA, Political Science, IR; BA, Political Science, IR and International Law (American University in Cairo)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B307
Fax:  (613) 533-6848
l.tawakkol@queensu.ca

Supervisors: Susanne Soederberg

 


Research Interests

(Critical) Political Economy; Global Governance; Urban Politics; Displacement; Social Inequalities; Debt; Development; Critical Theory; Marxism; Gender; Postcolonialism; Middle East Politics; Philosophy of Social Science.

Brief Biography

Lama’s research is primarily related to Critical Political Economy and Critical Theory, but it is also interdisciplinary, often overlapping with IR more broadly, Development Studies, Urban Studies and Geography.

She is interested in the lived experiences of people under capitalism, particularly vulnerable populations along the axes of class, gender and race, in grave social inequalities under the current political-economic order, and in theorizing alternatives to it. Her PhD dissertation/current research focuses on the intersection(s) between capitalism, informality and displacement at the urban level, with a focus on refugees and the urban poor/informal settlements residents. Born and raised in Cairo Egypt, Lama is interested in looking at the Global South, particularly in the context of the Middle East.

Lama’s research is primarily related to Critical Political Economy and Critical Theory, but it is also interdisciplinary, often overlapping with IR more broadly, Development Studies, Urban Studies and Geography. She is interested in the lived experiences of people under capitalism, particularly vulnerable populations along the axes of class, gender and race, in grave social inequalities under the current political-economic order, and in theorizing alternatives to it. Her PhD dissertation/current research focuses on the intersection(s) between capitalism, informality and displacement at the urban level, with a focus on refugees and the urban poor/informal settlements residents. Born and raised in Cairo Egypt, Lama is interested in looking at the Global South, particularly in the context of the Middle East.