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Mustafa Menshawy

Postdoctoral Researcher in Middle East Politics, Lancaster University

Dr Mustafa Menshawy is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Middle East Politics at SEPAD (Sectarianism, Proxies & De-Sectarianisation) at the University of Lancaster. He holds a PhD in politics from the University of Westminster and an MA in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). His main research interests concern the interplay between discourse and politics, political Islam and geopolitical transformations in the Middle East.

His first book is State, Memory and the 1973 War: Ruling by Discourse (Palgrave 2017) and the second one is Leaving the Muslim Brotherhood: Self, Society and the State (Palgrave, 2020). His most recent article is 'Constructing state, territory, and sovereignty in the Syrian conflict', published by the esteemed journal of Politics in 2018.


  • –present
    Post Doctoral Researcher, Lancaster University