Hasan A. Hejairi
PhD Candidate; Univeristy of Exeter
Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
Master of Economics, Economic History & Regional Economics
Hasan Hejairi is a PhD candidate at the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. He completed his Masters degree in Economic History & Regional Economics at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan in March 2009 upon being awarded the Monbusho Scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). In Hitotsubashi University, he wrote his Masters thesis entitled “Creating a Braudelian Gulf: A New Skeleton for an Old Body (of History)”, under the guidance of Professor Hiroshi Kato, whom Hasan assisted in the Needs-Based Program in Area Studies: The Middle East within Asia Project. His current research is a continuation of his Masters work on applying a Braudelian-based approach in studying historiography to the Arabian/Persian Gulf region under the guidance of Professor Dionisius Agius.
Hasan’s other interests include Middle Eastern music maqam theory, playing the ‘ud, and writing literature.
General Research Interests:
Economic History, Persian/Arabian Gulf, Middle Eastern Regional Studies (Economics, Politics, History, Ethnography and Sociology), Fernand Braudel and the Annales School, Historiography, New Thalassology, Indian Ocean, Maritime Studies, Middle Eastern Music History/Theory, Middle Eastern Literature.