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Personal profile


My expertise is global political sociology with a focus on the Middle East. I have made significant contributions in three thematic fields: social memory, the history of radical movements, and transnational solidarity. My articles and books are widely cited in historiographic literature on Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria, and on the Arab Left. The questions I ask are informed by conceptual debates in global sociology, global history, and Middle East studies. My books and articles touch on central themes in political sociology like mass media, revolution, ideology, incarceration, transitional justice, the state, mobilization, intellectual history, and urban sociology. I draw on long experience from, and networks in, Arab countries and milieus.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Consultative Board member, UMAM Research & Documentation

1 Nov 2022 → …

Editor, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communucation

1 Jan 2019 → …


  • Environment, Energy, Nature, Resources
  • Environmental sociology
  • History, Society
  • Collective memory work
  • Arab World
  • Archives
  • Civil War
  • Philosophy, History of ideas, Religion. Theology
  • Public sphere
  • History of Ideas
  • Literature, Art, Music, Aestheticism
  • Cultural analysis
  • Civil Society and Social Movements

Publication network

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