Daniel Caves-San José (He/Him)

Durham University - Studying International Relations, History and Theology. Student Librarian and Decolonisation Intern, Durham University
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About Daniel Caves-San José

Hi, I'm Daniel Caves-San José! I'm originally from Spain but I've lived in the UK most of my life, now studying Combined Honours in Social Sciences (International Relations, History, and Theology) at Durham University.

My passion is interlinking different disciplines together around explorations of the Middle East and North Africa, such as securitisation, virtual diplomacy, and the anthropology of Islam, which I hope to continue to develop further as I learn Arabic.

My research project for the summer of 2023 is looking at the impacts of urban infrastructure development on the rural cultural values and practices of the Marsh Arabs in South-East Iraq. The geographical focus of the project reflects the lack of academic research on the area, but the thematic focus is purposefully broad to cut across several disciplines (religious and social anthropology, politics, and international relations). Have a look at my project outline for further details!

I'd really appreciate connecting on LinkedIn and sharing our experiences and ideas with one-another.

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


Durham University

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Anthropology Arabic and Islamic Studies Climate Change Development Studies Economics Gender Studies History Immigration International Relations Middle Eastern Studies Politics Regional & Area Studies Religion Society & Culture

Area of Expertise

Social Sciences

I am from:

Spain United Kingdom

I speak:

English French Spanish

My hobbies/interests are:

Badminton Foreign languages Hiking/walking Houseplants/gardening Music Pets Podcasts Politics & current events Reading

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Social Sciences Research

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Durham University

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