Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Subject groups/Research projects
- Ethnic, national and religious identity formation and how this interacts with the development of sectarianisms.
- Tolerance, inclusion and the formation of Arab nation-states.
- The role of identity in constructing relations of power in the Middle East, especially the concept of 'Arabness' and the use of Arab/Non-Arab 'othering' discourses in relations between Iran and the Arab World.
- Notions of belonging and exclusion/inclusion processes, particularly the concepts of al-Mowatana and minoritisation, with a focus on Middle Eastern Christians.
- Cultural history and history of modern Arab intellectual discourse.
2015. Regional Insecurity After the Arab Uprisings. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
2012. Sectarian Conflict in Egypt: Coptic Media, Identity and Representation. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
2015. Egypt, Iran, and the Hizbullah Cell: Using Sectarianism to “De-Arabize” and Regionalize Threats to National Interests. The Middle East Journal. Vol 69, No. 3 Summer, pp.341-357.
2014. The Arabness of Middle East regionalism: the Arab Spring and competition for discursive hegemony between Egypt, Iran and Turkey. Contemporary Politics. Vol.20, No.4, pp. 421-434.
2013. The Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood: Implications for Egypt. Middle East Policy. Vol. XX No.4 Winter, pp.111-123 (with Dr Annette Ranko)
2012. The Arab Spring and Coptic–Muslim Relations: From Mubarak to the Muslim Brotherhood. The European Yearbook of Minority Issues. Vol. 11. pp.169-186.
2012. The ‘mediation’ of Muslim–Christian relations in Egypt: the strategies and discourses of the official Egyptian press during Mubarak's presidency. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Vol.23 No.1, pp. 31-44.
2011. Connecting the National and the Virtual: Can Facebook Activism Remain Relevant After Egypt’s January 25 Uprising? International Journal of Communication. No.5 pp. 1225-1237.
Forthcoming. Middle Eastern Minorities and the Media. In: Paul Rowe. Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East.
Forthcoming. Faith and Culture. In: Kenneth R. Ross, Mariz Tadros and Todd M. Johnson. Christianity in North Africa and West Asia, Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity Volume 2.
Forthcoming. Online Media as Research Topic and Research Tool: fact, fiction and Facebook. In: Francesco Cavatorta and Janine Clark. Doing Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Methodological and Ethical Challenges. Oxford University Press.
2014. The Failure of the Muslim Brotherhood: implications for Egypt's regional status. In: Henner Furtig. Regional Powers in the Middle East. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 61-80. (with Annette Ranko)
2013. Social v. State Media: Egypt’s Fight for Information After the Uprising. In: Ralph Berenger. Social Media Go to War: Rage, Rebellion and Revolution in the Age of Twitter. Marquette Books. (with Mina Monier)