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 was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and recipient of numerous grants and fellowships. At the moment, 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 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.
(Adam and his partner, Ya-Wen Lei, 2018)