Crystal Ennis

Crystal Ennis is a scholar of international political economy and development whose research examines the political economy of dependency on hydrocarbon revenue and foreign labour in Gulf economies. Two central directions guide her research, and bring it into dialogue: (1) development plans and paths alongside the policies and practices of segmented labour markets and migration governance, (2) Gulf states / emerging economies relations. This has allowed Crystal to publish and develop projects on innovation, unemployment, and entrepreneurship in Gulf economies, Gulf-Asia and Gulf-Africa relations, rising powers, migration to the Gulf, south-south cooperation, among others.

Crystal is currently a university lecturer at Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.

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Leiden University