School of Social and Political Science

Maryam AlHajri

Job Title

PhD Student


PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. My research interests include the formation of post-colonial states and theories of political sociology, marginality and subalternity, particularly in the context of the Arab Gulf States.

I am currently working on a PhD thesis concerned with the systematic marginalisation and erasure of histories of different socio-political actors in Qatar (1950-60s).

I earned my M.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (2019), where I am currently working as a researcher and teaching assistant, and my B.A. degree in International Relations from Qatar University (2017).

Research interests

Research interests

Historical sociology, processes of marginalisation, sociological theory, social change, narrative & auto/biographical methodologies, Arab Gulf States, post-colonial states and societies.

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