Dr James Worrall
Lecturer in International Relations
I first came to Leeds in 2003 to do my MA and decided to stay to carry out PhD research on Anglo-Omani relations. I have been teaching in the school since 2005. Before switching to International Relations I studied History and Modern Languages.
My research interests lie in the fields of Security Studies and International Relations and include: Western relations with the Arab World, Gulf Politics and Security, Regional International Organisations, Decolonisation, Counterinsurgency Strategy, Security Sector Reform, Regime Stability and Legitimacy in non-democratic states and Diplomatic theory and practice.
I also have an interest in sub-state conflict and am currently joint reviews editor for the journal Civil Wars.
I teach a wide range of modules in the IR and security areas including: International Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Organisations & World Order and Dirty War: Insurgency, the State & Cities.
- Worrall, J.E., State Building and Counter Insurgency in Oman: Political, Military and Diplomatic Relations at the End of Empire (London: IB Tauris, 2012).
- Worrall, J.E., ‘Reading Booth In Beirut: Is Hizbollah An Emancipatory Actor?’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism Vol. 36, No.? (2013). Forthcoming
- Worrall, J.E., ‘Oman: The ‘Forgotten Corner’ of the Arab Spring’, Middle East Policy Vol. 19, No. 3 (2012).
- Worrall, J.E., ‘The British Historical View of Oman and Ibadism’ in Michaela Hoffman-ruf and Abdulrahman Al Salimi (Eds.) Oman and Overseas (New York/Zurich: Olms, 2012).
- Worrall, J.E., ‘Britain’s Last Bastion In Arabia: The End Of The Dhofar War, The Labour Government And The Withdrawal From RAF Salalah And Masirah, 1974-1977’ Tore T. Petersen (Ed.) Challenging Retrenchment In The Middle East (Rostra Series, Trondheim: Tapir Academic Press, 2010).
Media Contact Areas
- Britain and the Gulf
- Politics and Society in the Gulf (especially Oman)
- Gulf Security
- Regional Integration in the Middle East and North Africa
- International Organisations
- Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
- Room: 3.02, Botany House
- Tel: 0113 343 9207
- Fax:0113 343 4400
- Email: email@example.com
- Office hours: Monday 11:30-12:30 and Tuesday 15:00-17:00