Harry  Pettit

Harry Pettit

PhD candidate in Human Geography & Urban Studies

Department of Geography and Environment

About me

Harry holds a BA Geography degree with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics. He is currently enrolled on the 1+3 ESRC funded research programme. Having finished his MSc in Human Geography & Urban Studies (Res) (Distinction) Harry is now in his final year of his PhD, entitled: "Hopeful City: meritocracy, affect, and power in global Cairo". Harry has also taught numerous courses in the Department: GY301: The Political Geography of Development & the South this year in the Department, GY2A0: Research Techniques (Spatial, Social, and Environmental), and GY200: Economy, Society, and Space.

Research interests

Harry's PhD focuses on the tormented pursuit of the "good life" among a group of lower-middle class young men in Cairo, specifically focusing on how the global city keeps them attached to the hopeful meritocratic notion that it is realisable.  

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Academic Supervisors

Professor Gareth A. Jones
Dr Claire Mercer