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Biography

Gabriel Leon-Ablan is a Reader in Political Economy in the Department of Political Economy, where he is the coordinator of the Political Economy of Peace and Conflict Research group. He is also an external associate at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

Before joining King’s, Gabriel was the Bevil Mabey Fellow in Economics at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. He studied applied mathematics at Harvard (BA) and economics at Oxford (DPhil/PhD). Before his PhD, he worked as an associate consultant in the NYC offices of Bain & Company.

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Research

  • Social unrest
  • Riots and protests
  • Social order
  • Historical political economy

Gabriel's research focuses on social unrest (including riots and protests), social order and historical political economy. He has worked on a number of topics, including the diffusion of violence, the causes and consequences of riots, the causes of coups d'etat, and English political development.

Office hours

Tuesday, 10.00 - 11.00, in Bush House NE, room 7.06. (Except reading week). Please book a time slot here: https://gabriel-kcl.youcanbook.me.

Wednesday, 11.00 - 12.00, in Bush House NE, room 7.06. (Except reading week). Please book a time slot here: https://gabriel-kcl.youcanbook.me.

Teaching 

PhD Supervision

Gabriel welcomes applications from potential students interested in social unrest (including riots and protests), social order and historical political economy.