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 taught at Oxford University and was a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, in addition to holding a number of other fellowships. His most recent monograph, Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt (Princeton University Press, 2017), offers the first scholarly investigation of the Egyptian khedivate between the 1860s and the 1890s, a period that witnessed a global wave of monarchical restoration and reformation. His forthcoming publication is Primordial History, Khedivial Power, and Ancient Egypt in Modern Cairo (Cairo: Ifao, 2019). He is currently working on a new book, Modern Arab Kingship, about government in the Middle East in the age of capitalist imperialism. 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)