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Dr Hazem Kandil


Subject: Human, Social and Political Science

Power relations in war and revolution, focusing on America, Europe, and the Middle East. Ideological movements and the sociology of intellectuals.
Director of Studies
Reader in Political Sociology

Dr Hazem Kandil is a Reader in Political Sociology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St Catharine’s College. He studies power relations in revolution and war, focusing on the Middle East, Western Europe, and North America. Following an MA (2004) in International Relations from the American University in Cairo, and an MA (2005) in Political Theory from New York University, he received his PhD (2012) in Political Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published articles on revolution, warfare, and ideology in various academic journals and periodicals. His current work examines the development of the US war doctrine, and the relationship between conscription and democracy in France and Egypt.

  • The Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Inside the Brotherhood (Polity, 2014)
  • Soldiers, Spies, and Statesmen: Egypt's Road to Revolt (Verso, 2012; updated paperback edition 2013)
2016 ProFutura Scientia Fellowship; 2014 Philip Leverhulme Prize.