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). At the moment, he is a Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Studies, Paris, 2018-2019. He is working on his second monograph, Modern Arab Kingship, an international history of Arab monarchies and Western imperialism from the late nineteenth century until the 1950s in the former Ottoman territories. In addition, he is writing a number of smaller studies on financial/administrative history for a next project about the history of inequality in modern Egypt. His most recent monograph is Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt (Princeton University Press, 2017). His forthcoming publication is Primordial History, Khedivial Power, and Ancient Egypt in Modern Cairo (Cairo: Ifao, 2019). Mestyan also supervises Jara’id: A Chronology of Nineteenth-Century Periodicals in Arabic, an online bibliography. He runs a marathon every year.
(Adam and his partner, Ya-Wen Lei, 2018)