Lorenzo Kamel

Position: 
Senior fellow; IAI Research Studies and Quaderni IAI editor
Expertise: 
Middle East
North Africa

Lorenzo Kamel is Associate Professor of History at the University of Turin and series editor of IAI Research Studies, Quaderni IAI and Global Politics and Security (published by Peter Lang). He is the scientific director of New-Med and was IAI scientific coordinator of the Horizon2020 MENARA project. He holds a two-years M.A. in Israel Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Ph.D. in History from the University of Bologna, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) for two years, and a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. He held lessons and courses in many universities – including the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, the University of Bologna, and Harvard University – and lived many years in several countries in the Middle East, spending also extensive periods as a Visiting Fellow in Palestine (Birzeit University), Egypt ('Ain Shams University), Israel (Hebrew University), Turkey (Bilkent University).
He published ten books (5 authored) on Middle Eastern and Mediterranean affairs – including The Middle East from Empire to Sealed Identities (Edinburgh UP 2019), Imperial Perceptions of Palestine: British Influence and Power in Late Ottoman Times (I.B. Tauris 2015) and Arab Spring and Peripheries. A Decentring Research Agenda (Routledge 2016) – and was awarded with the 2010 “International Giuseppe Sciacca award”, the Fritz Thyssen Grant, and the 2016 “Palestine Academic Book Award”.
His publications include also over 30 articles on academic journals (such as: British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Peace and Change, Eurasian Studies, New Middle Eastern Studies, Passato e Presente, Oriente Moderno, The International Spectator, Storicamente), and about 200 articles on Al Jazeera, Ha’aretz, Al-Monitor, The National Interest, Project Syndicate and other media outlets in 10 languages, in over 30 countries. He regularly serves as a peer reviewer for the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator Grants), Routledge (History books), International Affairs (Chatham House), Eurias, and other institutions and publishing houses.
He speaks Italian, English, Hebrew, Arabic, has a working knowledge of French, Ottoman Turkish, and Latin. He is 38 years old and the proud father of Niccolò and Valerie.

See also https://harvard.academia.edu/LorenzoKamel.

The Middle East from Empire to Sealed Identities

Lorenzo Kamel
Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2019, 288 p.
In: Other papers/articles

Realizing Youth Potential in the Mediterranean: Unlocking Opportunities, Overcoming Challenges

Lorenzo Kamel, Asli Selin Okyay,
Rome, Nuova Cultura, October 2018, 112 p.
In: IAI Research Studies

The Gaza Equation: The Regional Dimension of a Local Conflict

Andrea Dessì, Lorenzo Kamel
Rome, IAI, September 2018, 15 p.
In: MENARA Papers

Religion and Politics

Hamza Meddeb,
Roma, IAI, December 2017, 38 p.
In: MENARA Papers

Challenging the State in the Middle East and North Africa: The Role of Identities

Nizar Messari, Lorenzo Kamel, Zeynep Gülöz Bakır [...]
Roma, IAI, September 2017, 23 p.
In: MENARA Papers

Youth and the Mediterranean

Andrea Dessì, Lorenzo Kamel,
Roma, IAI, April 2017, 144 p.
In: Other papers/articles

The Frailty of Authority

Lorenzo Kamel,
Roma, Nuova Cultura, February 2017, 160 p.
In: Books

Re-conceptualizing Orders in the MENA Region

Eduard Soler i Lecha, Silvia Colombo, Lorenzo Kamel [...],
Roma, IAI, November 2016, 114 p.
In: MENARA Papers

Reshuffling the Middle East: A Historical and Political Perspective

Lorenzo Kamel
p. 132-141
In: The International Spectator

Arab Spring and Peripheries

Daniela Huber, Lorenzo Kamel,
London and New York, Routledge, May 2016, x, 159 p. (Routledge Studies in Mediterranean Politics)
In: Books
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