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Professor Hazem Kandil

Fellow
Topics of study: revolution; war; militarism; state institutions; ideology.

Director of Studies, Sociology
Professor of Historical and Political Sociology

Hazem Kandil is the Cambridge University Professor of Historical and Political Sociology and Fellow of St Catharine’s College. He studies power relations in war, revolution, and culture, focusing on America, Europe, and the Middle East. He holds a PhD in Sociology from UCLA, and MA degrees in Political Theory and International Relations. His publications include Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in Regime Change (Oxford University Press 2016), Inside the Brotherhood (Polity 2014), and Soldiers, Spies, and Statesmen (Verso 2012). Kandil received the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2014) and a ProFutura Scientia Fellowship (2016). His current book project examines US military campaigns from 1960 to the present.

  • 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.
2012