Sebastian Haug is a Graduate Research Fellow and PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, where his research investigates the positions and roles of so-called rising powers in international development politics.
Sebastian is interested in how social hierarchies and structural privilege condition the production of knowledge(s), particularly in settings that bring together or cut across global ‘North’ and ‘South’. He is currently engaging with approaches to the in-between, including the concept of liminality, to examine entities that 'do not fit’. His dissertation focuses on Turkey and Mexico as actors and spaces between the ‘developed North’ and the ‘developing South’.
Prior to moving to Cambridge, Sebastian worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China and then in Mexico, where he was in charge of UNDP’s South-South cooperation and strategic partnerships portfolios. Sebastian has been affiliated with the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, the Istanbul Policy Centre, the College of Mexico and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. He holds a Vice-Chancellor’s Award from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Science from the University of Oxford.