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Title : Oxford to Yemen: from literary scholar to tribal adviser

Pubdate : Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:27:40 +0000

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Subject : Asia

Subject : Economic Development

Subject : Fragile and Post Conflict States

Subject : Terrorism and Security

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Description : In today’s academic environment, two watchwords that crop up on most project target lists are interdisciplinarity and impact. Find out how both are being brought to bear on new research in the outlying tribal regions of Yemen. As a Senior Research Fellow and Arabic specialist I have been working in Egypt and Yemen in the years following the outbreak of the Arab Spring in 2010. My research started in Egypt with a survey of media, culture and public opinion in the aftermath of the revolution, together with political scientists from Oxford’s DPIR and Cairo University. At the same time, my study of the use of poetry in Yemen’s jihadist journals brought me to a new political interest in how Yemen’s transition to a federal system is playing out in Yemen’s eastern regions. Together with