Dr Harry Pettit

Dr Harry Pettit

Visiting Fellow

Middle East Centre

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Key Expertise
Middle East

About me

Harry joined the Middle East Centre in July 2019 while he was an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford. Harry completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council in February 2018, before spending a year as a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of the West of England. 

Harry's research focuses on the emotional politics of emerging forms of precarious work in Cairo, Egypt. His PhD work, currently being written up as a book, argues that the practices of hope-making among educated underemployed young men in Cairo constitute a form of emotional labour which enables their continued exploitation and legitimises urban inequalities in Cairo. He is now working on a follow-up project on the emotional politics of emerging gig economy work in Cairo. 

Expertise Details

Egypt; Labour; Precarity; Emotion; Hope