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. Currently, he is working on his second monograph, Modern Arab Kingship, a global legal history of order-making in the former Ottoman territories between the 1910s and 1940s. In addition, he is preparing for his next project about law and agriculture (agrarian shari’a) in modern Egypt and Syria. His first monograph is Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt (Princeton University Press, 2017). He runs a marathon every year.