Dr Mohammad Amir Anwar

Amir’s research focus is on the political economy of neoliberal globalisation in the Global South, mainly in India and Africa, with a particular interest on the growth of knowledge economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and its developmental impacts.

Email: mohammad.anwar@oii.ox.ac.uk

Amir has a Ph.D in Geography from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a Trinity Research Studentship for his Ph.D and also received a grant from the Foundation of Urban and Regional Studies. Before joining the OII he worked as a Research Assistant at Trinity College Dublin, for an Irish Research Council funded project on the role of information and communication technologies in enterprise development and industrial change in Africa. Thereafter, he joined the University of Johannesburg as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in 2014. At UJ, he looked at the political economy of Indian engagements in Africa.

Amir has extensive experience of conducting research fieldwork both in India and Africa.

At the OII he works on the Geonet project, which investigates the changing connectivities associated with the rise of a knowledge economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and the role it plays in African development. His work focuses on digital work in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Research interests

Political Economy of Globalisation, Development Geography, Economic Geography, African Political Economy, Indian Political Economy, Information and Communications Technology, International Financial Institutions, Foreign direct Investments, Global Governance, International Relations/Diplomacy, Income Inequality, Poverty and the Poor, Social Movements, Research Design and Methods

Positions held at the OII

  • Researcher, December 2015 –

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