DR ANDREW DELATOLLA
Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies –
Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Leeds
Visiting Research Fellow
Middle East Centre
London School of Economics and Political Science
PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
Andrew has previously written on issues of state formation in Lebanon, using a Tilly-esque approach to understand the Lebanese Civil War as conductive to the state formation process; how civil war dynamics in Lebanon are reproduced thanks to general amnesty and power sharing agreements; how religion has been racialised from the nineteenth century to today; and how sexuality has been, and continues to be, used to measure global civilisational engagement. His current and developing project questions how the use of sexual violence by state forces during periods of internal crisis impacts citizenship, national belonging, and statehood.
‘Statehood and Civilization’ Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of International Studies.
‘Challenging Institutional Racism in International Relations and Our Profession: Reflections, Experiences, and Strategies’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies.
Challenging Epistemic Privilege: The Canon as Exclusion, in ‘Challenging Institutional Racism in International Relations and Our Profession: Reflections, Experiences, and Strategies’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies.
‘The Lebanese Civil War and Post-Conflict Power Sharing: Continuation of Conflict Dynamics in Post-Conflict Environments’, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 48.4, pp. 545-562.
‘Sexuality as a Standard of Civilization: Historicizing (Homo)Colonial Intersections of Race, Gender, and Class’, International Studies Quarterly, 64.1, pp. 148-158.
‘Racializing Religion: Constructing Colonial Identities in the Syrian Provinces in the Nineteenth Century’, International Studies Review, 21.4, pp. 640-661. (co-authored with Joanne Yao)
‘War and State Formation in Lebanon: Can Tilly be applied to the developing world?’, Third World Quarterly, 32.2, pp. 281-298.
Dr. Andrew Delatolla is a Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Leeds and currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. After finishing his PhD in 2018 in the Department of International Relations at the LSE, he was employed as an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the American University in Cairo. Andrew is the former Chair of the LGBTQA+ Caucus of the International Studies Association.
His research interests are focused on issues of race, gender, and sexuality in relation to statehood and state formation. His research looks at issues of violence and exclusion from an international historical political sociological lens, examining the international relations of the Middle East and North Africa (Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and the Ottoman Empire).
'LGBTQ communities facing new repression in Middle East' - DW (2022)
'SEPADpod with Andrew Delatolla' - SEPAD (2021)
‘Interview – Andrew Delatolla’ - E-International Relations (2021)
‘Ten Years of Syrian Revolutionary Narratives and Repertoires’ - Northern Notes (2021)
‘Homocolonialism: Sexual Governance, Gender, Race and the Naton-State’- E-International Relations (2021)
‘Abortion and the Political Futures of Women’s Rights’ - Cairo Review of Global Affairs (2020)
‘Book Review: The State in North Africa: After the Uprisings’ - Times Higher Education (2020)
‘Gender and Diversity in the IR Curriculum: Why Should We Care?’ - The Disorder of Things, with Dr Joanne Yao (2017)