Gennaro Gervasio

A graduate of University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’, Gennaro Gervasio is currently Associate Professor in History and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa at University Roma Tre’s Department of Humanities in Italy. Prior to that, he has worked at the University of Bristol (UK), the British University in Egypt, and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia where he was Director of the Centre of Middle East and North African Studies (2009/11). His research interests include: secularism and Marxism in the Arab world, the political role of Arab intellectuals, and civic activism and social movements in the Arab World (especially Egypt). Among his most recent publications, he has co-edited the volume Informal Power in the Middle East: Hidden Geographies (London: Routledge, 2014 & 2016) and has recently co-edited a Special Issue on ‘Gramsci and the Uprisings in North Africa’ (2020).


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