Dr Feyzi Ismail

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Global Policy and Activism, Co-convenor of MA Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy
Email f.ismail (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Feyzi Ismail

Feyzi has degrees in Philosophy and Social Policy, and completed her PhD in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London, where she conducted research on the relationship between NGOs and the left parties in Nepal. She has taught at SOAS in Development Studies and at UCL in Geography. Her research interests include social movement strategy and organising, NGOs, alternatives to neoliberalism and imperialism, labour and migration, and politics and development in Nepal and South Asia. She is on the executive committee of the Britain-Nepal Academic Council and the editorial board of Capital & Class.

Feyzi co-convenes the MA Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy, and teaches two core modules on the programme: Policy Lab and Placement (Autumn and Spring Terms) and Globalisation: Policy, Politics, Critique (Spring Term).

Research Interests

Feyzi has conducted research in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Her research has focused on theorising a critical approach to NGOs under neoliberalism, labour conditions of the working poor, the connections between geopolitics and development in Nepal and South Asia, the rise and decline of the Nepali Maoists and, on a global level, popular protest and social movement organising. Currently she is engaged in the project 'Migration, Precarity and Agency: Women Construction Workers in Nepal' funded by LIDC.