• Andrew  Arsan

    Andrew Arsan

    Agent : Bill Hamilton

    Andrew was born in Beirut and grew up in Lebanon, France, and Britain. He studied at Cambridge, and taught at Birkbeck and Princeton before returning to Cambridge in 2012. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History in the Faculty of History, Cambridge, and a Fellow of St John’s College.

    Andrew’s first book, Interlopers of Empire: The Lebanese Diaspora in Colonial French West Africa (2014), was awarded the Royal Historical Society’s 2015 Gladstone Prize for the best first book in non-British history. An updated paperback edition of his second book, Lebanon: A Country in Fragments (2018), appeared in early 2020. Andrew has also co-edited a book on the British and French Mandates in the Middle East, and has written a number of articles on the political, intellectual, and cultural history of the modern Arab world. His next book, Unfinished Revolution, a history of the Arab world, will be published by Penguin Press.

    In 2018, Andrew was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in recognition of his work on modern Arab political thought. He has appeared on ABC Radio (Australia), BBC World News, BBC Radio 4, and Monocle Radio.