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Petouris, Thanos




Thanos Petouris is currently writing up his thesis on South Yemeni national identity. He is researching the nationalist, anti-colonial movement in South Arabia and the subsequent decolonisation process from British rule in the years 1937-67. The theoretical focus of his thesis is to explain the emergence of national identities during periods of decolonisation, by using South Yemen as the historical case study. What makes this paradigm particularly relevant, is the ways in which South Yemeni identity is being employed in current Yemeni affairs as a way of politicising the grievances of the Southern Movement. He spent his fieldwork year in both Yemen and Egypt, where he interviewed former Yemeni politicians, and members of the main southern nationalist movements (NLF, FLOSY, SAL), and conducted research in local archives. He is a regular contributor at the Chatham House Yemen Forum. He has been visiting Yemen since 2005, having lived in the past as an English teacher in Aden.

DISCIPLINE
Political Science
SUB AREAS
Historiography   
State Formation   
Gender/Women's Studies   
Foreign Relations   
Diaspora/Refugee Studies   
Gulf Studies   
Arab Studies   
Current Events   
19th-21st Centuries   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Identity/Representation   
Nationalism   
Colonialism   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Gulf   
Arab States   
All Middle East   
Arabian Peninsula   
Yemen   
SPECIALTIES
Yemeni Politics   
South Yemeni Nationalism/Identity   
South Arabian Decolonisation   
LANGUAGES
Greek (Native)   
English (Fluent)   
German (Fluent)   
French (Advanced)   
Arabic (Intermediate)   
Latin (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
MS2005Middle East PoliticsSOAS University of London
BA2002GermanistikUniversity of Athens
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Thanos Petouris






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