Colleges, School and Institutes
PhD Geography (Newcastle)
MA Mediterranean Cooperation(Ca' Foscari University, Venice)
BA Oriental Languages and Cultures (Ca' Foscari University, Venice)
I am a political geographer with a background in Middle Eastern studies and a research focus on cities and conflict, particularly Lebanon.
My research is structured along three themes:
1. Urban geopolitics and hybrid sovereignty
2. More-than-human approaches to urban conflict
3. Historical geographies of sectarianism (Ottoman Levant)
My past research has been supported by:
2011-2012: British Academy Small Research Grant
Views from the Holiday Inn. War, urban landscape, and memory in Beirut
2009-2012: British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Geographical Perspectives on War and Cities: the case of Beirut.
2004-2007: PhD Studentship, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University.
Willingness to take PhD students
I would be glad to hear from potential PhD students with proposals on both contemporary and historical aspects of the following areas:
Political geography, geopolitics
Urban geopolitics, urban conflict, sectarianism
The Middle East and Lebanon