We’re pleased to welcome Marc Owen Jones who recently joined the Institute as a Teach@Tuebingen postdoctoral fellow for the summer semester. During his stay Marc will teach a course on Gulf politics. Marc has lived extensively in the Middle East, including Bahrain, Sudan, and Syria. He has an MSc in Arabic and Arab World Studies, and completed his PhD in 2016 at Durham University, where he wrote on the history of political repression in Bahrain. Marc is the editor with Ala'a Shehabi of Bahrain's Uprising: Resistance and Repression in The Gulf (published by Zed Books in 2015). As well as writing academically on numerous topics, from democratisation to policing, Marc's work has appeared in non-academic outlets such as the New Statesman, the Independent, CNN, and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Some of his work has attracted considerable media attention. In 2011, he appeared on France 24 and Al Jazeera, where he discussed how his online investigation led to the discovery of the fake journalist Liliane Khalil. Marc is also a member of the investigative and transparency NGO Bahrain Watch. In 2015, the national and international press covered his court case against the UK Foreign Office, who were refusing to release documents concerning Ian Henderson, the so-called 'Butcher of Bahrain'.
Jones, M.O., and Shehabi, A. (eds), The Bahrain Uprising, London, Zed Books Ltd, 2015.
M.O. Jones, Saudi Intervention, Sectarianism, and De-Democratization in Bahrain’s Uprising, in Thomas Davies , Holly Eva Ryan , Alejandro Milcíades Peña (ed.) Protest, Social Movements and Global Democracy Since 2011: New Perspectives (Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Volume 39) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016, pp.251 - 279
M.O. Jones, 'Social Media, Surveillance and Social Control in the Bahrain U prising', Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, vol. 9, no. 2, 2013, pp. 71 – 91.
Chapters in books
Jones, M.O. 'Political History of Bahrain', The Middle East and North Africa 2017, Oxford, Routledge, 2016/2017 [Under Contract].
Jones, M.O., (ed) 'Social media, surveillance, and Cyberpolitics in the Bahrain Uprising', in M.O. Jones and A. Shehabi (eds), The Bahrain Uprising, London, Zed Books, 2015.
Jones, M.O., (ed) 'Rotten apples and rotten orchards: police deviance, brutality, and unaccountability in Bahrain', in M.O. Jones and A. Shehabi (eds), The Bahrain Uprising, London, Zed Books, 2015.
Jones, M.O., and Shehabi, A. (eds),'Bahrain's Uprising: The Struggle for Democracy in the Gulf', in in M.O. Jones and A. Shehabi (eds), The Bahrain Uprising, London, Zed Books, 2015.
Jones, M.O., 'Social media and unethical P2P diplomacy in the Bahrain Uprising ', in Gunter, B., Al- Areshi, M. and Al-Jaber, K., (eds), Social Media and the Arab Uprisings , London, I.B. Tauris, 2016.
Jones, M.O., 'Social media, surveillance, and spying in the Bahrain Uprising ', in Gunter, B., Al- Areshi, M. and Al-Jaber, K., (eds), Social Media and the Arab Uprisings, London, I.B. Tauris, 2016.
Jones, M.O., 'An inconvenient height above sea level',in Lucantoni,P. Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language Workbook 2 ,Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Political Change in the Arab Gulf States, Tetreault, M.A. Et al (eds), review in Journal of Arabian of Studies: Arabia, the Gulf and the Red Sea, vol. 2, no. 2, 2012, pp. 243 – 245.
Aouragh, M., Palestine Online: Transnationalism, the Internet and the Construction of Identity, review in Media, War and Conflict, vol. 5, no. 1, 2011, pp. 92 – 94.