WILL HANLEY, Identifying with Nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians in Alexandria (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017)

  • Amro Ali American University of Cairo
Keywords Nationality, Alexandria, Ottoman, European
Keywords Nationality, Alexandria, Ottoman, European

Author Biography

Amro Ali, American University of Cairo

Dr Amro Ali is a sociologist at the American University in Cairo, a member of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and an associate of the Sydney Democracy Network. He received his doctorate from the University of Sydney which examines the role of Alexandria under conditions of revolution and counter-revolution through the frameworks of Hannah Arendt and Václav Havel. He is currently writing his book that examines how historical imaginaries shape modern Alexandria’s political consciousness. He lectures and runs workshops at numerous institutes, as well as writes for various publications, on topics related to Arab public spheres, exile, and political philosophy. Recently, he has been focused on how the human condition has come under assault from the forces of global consumption, material culture, digital technology, and the effects this has on identity, city meaning, modernity, and citizenship. Much of his content can be found on his site: www.amroali.com