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The Centre for Gulf Studies encompasses academic staff whose expertise range across the social sciences and humanities of the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran. These geographic and thematic areas overlap and intertwine, in recognition of historical shifts, histories of contact, and the value of interdisciplinary inquiry.

The Centre's principal research and administrative staff are based within the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, part of the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

The Centre also receives input from a number of University of Exeter academics from other departments and disciplines, plus honorary fellows and visiting staff from other institutions.

The Centre is also home to a number of PhD students.

Prof Laleh Khalili Centre Director, Al-Qasimi Professor of Gulf Studies

Prof Dionisius Agius

Emeritus Professor of Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture
Dr Claire Beaugrand Lecturer in Sociology of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula
Dr John P. Cooper Associate Professor in Maritime Archaeology and Arabic
Dr Ahmed Dailami Lecturer in the History of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula
Prof Adam Hanieh Professor of Political Economy and Global Development
Prof Tim Insoll Al-Qasimi Professor of African and Islamic Archaeology
Prof Tim Niblock Professor Emeritus
Dr Ross Porter Lecturer
Prof Sajjad Rizvi Professor of Islamic Intellectual History and Islamic Studies
Dr Marc Valeri Associate Professor in Political Economy of the Middle East,
Paul Auchterlonie Honorary Research Fellow University of Exeter
Dr Elham Fakhro Honorary Research Fellow University of Exeter
Dr Manami Goto Honorary Research Fellow Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Matteo Legrenzi Honorary Research Fellow Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Mr Christopher Ward Honorary Research Fellow University of Exeter