Lorenzo Kamel is Associate Professor of History at the University of Turin and a faculty member of the PhD program in "global History of Empires". He is also IAI's Research Studies director, and, since 2014, the scientific director of the New-Med Research Network (Compagnia di San Paolo and MAE). He holds a 2-years MA in Israel Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a PhD in History from the University of Bologna, and held teaching and research positions in many universities in the Middle East, the US, and Europe, including the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, where he served as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher, and Harvard University, where he was also a Postdoctoral Fellow for 2 years.
Among his publications, 5 authored books - including 'The Middle East from Empire to Sealed Identities' (Edinburgh University Press) and 'Imperial Perceptions of Palestine: British Influence and Power in Late Ottoman Times’ (I.B. Tauris) - for which he was awarded with the 1st Prize of the Palestine Book Award, the Giuseppe Sciacca International Prize, and the Fritz-Thyssen Grant.
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