Adam Mestyan is a historian of the modern Arab world. He is assistant professor in the History Department of Duke University and a graduate of CEU and ELTE (Budapest). He taught at Oxford University and subsequently was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He is working on his second monograph, Modern Arab Kingship, a history of constituent acts in Western composite imperialism in the former Ottoman territories between the 1910s and 1940s. In addition, he is writing a number of studies for a next project on law, nature, and inequality in the twentieth-century Middle East. His most recent monograph is Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt (Princeton University Press, 2017). He runs a marathon every year.

(In Dir’iyya, Saudi Arabia, April 2019)