Andrew Delatolla is an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the American University in Cairo. In 2018, he received his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the Department of International Relations.

His research interests include international historical political sociology and modernity, relating to race, gender, sexuality, colonialism and statehood, and critical and postcolonial theory with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

His research is focused on historical political development and its impact on contemporary politics. He has previously written on how the modern post-colonial state reproduces colonial governance, using the case studies of Lebanon and Syria. This research project examined the history of imperial and colonial governance throughout the 19th and 20th century in order to better understand post-independence statehood.

Andrew is currently developing a project that questions the use of sexual violence by state forces during periods of crisis.

He has experience talking to and consulting with governments and private enterprise on peace building, gender, conflict in the Middle East and North Africa, and identity politics.

Andrew Tweets @ a_delatolla and can be contacted @ andrew.delatolla@aucegypt.edu

Peer Reviewed Articles:

Sexuality as a Standard of Civilization: Historicizing (Homo)Colonial Intersections of Race, Gender, and Class‘ in International Studies Quarterly, 2020.

The Lebanese Civil War and Post-Conflict Power Sharing: Continuation of Conflict Dynamics in Post-Conflict Environments‘ in The British Journal of Middle East Studies, 2019.

Racializing Religion: Constructing Colonial Identities in the Syrian Provinces in the Nineteenth Century‘ in International Studies Review, 21.4, 2019.

War and State Formation in Lebanon: Can Tilly be applied to the developing world?’ in Third World Quarterly, 32.2, 2016.


Gender and Diversity in the IR Curriculum: Why Should We Care?The Disorder of Things, April 20, 2017.

Re-orienting Western Notions of the State: From the Ottoman Empire to the PresentLSE Middle East Centre Blog, March 10, 2017.

Distortions by Andrew DelatollaPoL ArT Blog, September 20, 2016.

Book Review: Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East’ on LSE Middle East Centre Blog, Nov. 11, 2016.

Book Review: Saudi Arabia in Transition’ on LSE Middle East Centre Blog, Aug. 06, 2015.






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