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Erick Viramontes

Erick Viramontes

Joint Fellow, Qatar University - Brookings Doha Center

Erick Viramontes is a joint fellow at the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) and Qatar University (QU), where he teaches at the graduate level at QU’s Gulf Studies Program. Prior to this, he taught international relations at the Australian National University and  political anthropology at Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí in Mexico.

Erick holds a Ph.D. in politics and international relations from the Australian National University, where he wrote a thesis about the deployment of discourses on national identity in several sites of cultural production in contemporary Qatar. He has published articles in both English and Spanish in peer-reviewed journals, such as Foro Internacional, and in outlets such as The New Arab and Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.

He is interested in understanding how power operates in society through apparently non-political processes, especially those related with the embodiment of national and gender identities. He is currently exploring answers to these questions by looking at the socio-political transformations taking place in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, especially Qatar, which are implementing projects for reform aimed to diversify their economies away from their reliance on the exports of hydrocarbons.

Erick Viramontes is a joint fellow at the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) and Qatar University (QU), where he teaches at the graduate level at QU’s Gulf Studies Program. Prior to this, he taught international relations at the Australian National University and  political anthropology at Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí in Mexico.

Erick holds a Ph.D. in politics and international relations from the Australian National University, where he wrote a thesis about the deployment of discourses on national identity in several sites of cultural production in contemporary Qatar. He has published articles in both English and Spanish in peer-reviewed journals, such as Foro Internacional, and in outlets such as The New Arab and Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.

He is interested in understanding how power operates in society through apparently non-political processes, especially those related with the embodiment of national and gender identities. He is currently exploring answers to these questions by looking at the socio-political transformations taking place in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, especially Qatar, which are implementing projects for reform aimed to diversify their economies away from their reliance on the exports of hydrocarbons.

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