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Department of History

Dr Nelida Fuccaro

MA(Venice), PhD(Durham)

Overview

Nelida Fuccaro
Department of History

Reader in the Modern History of the Middle East

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Member

Name:
Dr Nelida Fuccaro
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4618
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
308
On Sabbatical:
Terms 1 & 2 2013/14

Biography

History

Previous PhD Students 

Roberto Mazza, 'Jerusalem In The First World War: Transitions From Ottoman To British Rule', 2008

Johan Franzen, 'The Power Of Ideas: Communism, Iraqism And Pan-Arabism In The Ideological Formation Of The Iraqi Communist Party, 1958-1979', 2009

Vivian Ibrahim, 'Modernisation, Community And State: Coptic Mobilisation In Egypt, 1882-1954', 2009

Farah Al-Nakib, 'Kuwait City: Urbanisation, the Built Environment and the Urban Experience Before and After Oil (1716-1986)', 2011

Teaching

PhD Students supervised
  • Fadi Dawood, Makings of a Warrior Race in Iraq: The Case of the Assyrians
  • Jacques Rouyer Guillet, The Evolution of Consumer Culture in the Families of Jaffa between 1920 and 1967
  • Lauren Banko, The 'Invention' of Palestinian Citizenship: Discourses and Practices, 1918-1939
  • Louis Allday, Cultural Propaganda in Britain’s Informal Empire: The British Council in the Persian Gulf c. 1939 - 1971.
  • Nada Saliba, The Urban History of Tripoli (Lebanon) During the French Mandate, 1920 - 1943.

Research

I am a historian of the Modern Middle East specialising on Iraq, Persian Gulf, Arabian Peninsula, Kurdish areas and more generally border societies. Although a regional specialist I have a keen interest in cross-regional and inter-disciplinary approaches to the study of the Middle East.  My earlier work on Kurdish political and social history has concentrated on themes of ethnicity, colonialism and nationalism.  For the last fifteen years I have studied the history of urban space and societies in the Middle East, particularly in the Persian Gulf and Iraq. I am currently leading an international project on the history of urban violence in the Middle East with colleagues at the Zentrum Moderner Orient of Berlin (LINK http://www.urban-violence-middle-east.net/) and writing a history of urban violence in the modern Middle East for Cambridge University Press . More recently, I have developed an interest in the social and cultural history of the Middle Eastern oil industry and I have edited a thematic contribution for Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East entitled 'Histories of Oil and Urban Modernity in the Middle East'.

Grants

  • 2011-2014  Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and DFG (Deutsche Forschungemeinschaft), International Collaborative Research Grant for the project ‘Urban Violence in the Middle East: between Empire and Nation State’.
  • 2003-2006 Social Science Research Council (New York), International Collaborative Research Grant for the project ‘The City and the Public Sphere in the Middle East: Lebanon, Egypt and the Arab States of the Persian Gulf’.
  • 2003 British Academy Small Grant for the project ‘Urban Space and Politics in Bahrain, 1783-1970’.
  • 2002 Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for the project ‘Urban Space and Politics in Bahrain’.
  • 1999 Arts and Humanities Research Board Small Grant ‘Urban Space, City Networks and State Formation in 19th/20th century Manama’.

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Near and Middle East
Country Expertise
  • Bahrain
  • Gaza Strip
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • United Arab Emirates
Languages
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian

Publications

Authored Books

Fuccaro, Nelida (2011) Öteki Kürtler. Sömürge Irak’inda Yazidiler (Turkish translation of The Other Kurds: Yazidis in Colonial Iraq). Istanbul: Boğaziçi Gösteri Sanatları Topluluğu.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2009) Histories of City and State in the Persian Gulf: Manama since 1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Paperback edition, 2011). (Cambridge Middle East Studies)

Fuccaro, Nelida (1999) The Other Kurds: Yazidis in Colonial Iraq. London: IB Tauris.

Edited Books

Fuccaro, Nelida and Freitag , Ulrike and Masjedi, Fatemeh and Schroder, Claudia, eds. (2014) Urban Violence in the Middle East: Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State. Oxford; New York: Berghahn. (Forthcoming)

Fuccaro, Nelida, ed. (2013) Histories of Oil and Urban Modernity in the Middle East. Thematic issue in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Vol. 33/1, 2013.

Book Chapters

Fuccaro, Nelida (2014) 'Reading Oil as Urban Violence: Kirkuk and Its Oil Conurbation.' In: Fuccaro, Nelida and Freitag, Ulrike and Masjedi, Fatemeh and Schroder, Claudia, (eds.), Urban Violence in the Middle East: Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State. Oxford; New York: Berghahn. (Forthcoming)

Fuccaro, Nelida (2013) 'The Making of British Colonial Knowledge on the Persian Gulf.' In: Brandell, Inga and Cetrez, Onver, (eds.), The Changing Boundaries of Knowledge: a Multidisciplinary Discussion and Beyond. London: IB Tauris. (In Press)

Fuccaro, Nelida (2011) 'The Ottoman Frontier in Kurdistan in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.' In: Woodhead, Christine, (ed.), The Ottoman World. London: Routledge, pp. 237-250. (Routledge Worlds)

Fuccaro, Nelida (2010) 'Pearl Towns and early Oil Cities: Migration and Integration in the Arab Coast of the Persian Gulf.' In: Freitag, Ulrike and Furhmann, Malte and Lafi, Nora and Riedler, Florian, (eds.), Migration and the Making of Urban Modernity in the Ottoman Empire and Beyond. London: Routledge, pp. 99-116.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2008) 'Between imara, empire and oil: Saudis in the frontier society of the Persian Gulf.' In: Al-Rasheed, M., (ed.), Kingdom without Borders: Saudi Political, Religious and Media Frontiers. London: Hurst, pp. 39-64.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2005) 'Mapping the Transnational Community: Persians and the Space of the City in Bahrain, c. 1869-1937.' In: Al-Rasheed, M., (ed.), Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf. Routledge, pp. 39-58.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2004) 'Minorities and Ethnic Mobilisation: The Kurds in Northern Iraq and Syria.' In: Meouchy, N. and Sluggett, P., (eds.), The British and French Mandates in Comparative Perspectives. Brill, pp. 579-595.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2002) 'Tunisia in the British Archives: the Public Record Office.' In: Temimi, A and M.S.Omri, , (eds.), Tunisia in the British Archives: the Public Record Office. Foundation Temimi pour la Recherche Scientifique et l'Information, Zaghouan (Tunisia), pp. 97-103.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2002) 'Kurds and Kurdish Nationalism in Mandatory Syria: Politics, Culture and Identity.' In: Vali, A., (ed.), Essays on the Origins of Kurdish Nationalism. Costa Mesa, US: Mazda, pp. 191-217.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2002) 'Tribes, Religions and State in Early Modern Iraq: the case of the Yazidi Kurds.' In: F.A.Jabar, and H.Dawood, , (eds.), Tribes and Power: Nationalism and Ethnicity in the Middle East. SAQI (London).

Fuccaro, Nelida (1997) 'Die Kurden Syriens: Anfänge der nationalen Mobilisierung unter französischen Herrschaft.' In: Borck, C. and Savelsberg, A. and Hajo, S., (eds.), Ethnizität, Nationalismus, Religion und Politik in Kurdistan. Münster: LIT Verlag, pp. 64-70.

Articles

Fuccaro, Nelida (2013) 'Shaping the Urban Life of Oil in Bahrain; Consumerism, Leisure and Public Communication in Manama and in the Oil camps, 1932-1960s.' Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 33 (1). pp. 59-74.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2013) 'Urban Studies in the Arabian Peninsula: Six Thoughts on the Field.' Arabian Humanities (2).

Fuccaro, Nelida (2010) 'The Making of Gulf Ports Before Oil.' Liwa. Journal of the National Centre for Documentation and Research, 2 (3). pp. 19-32.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2004) 'Indigenous State Traditions and Urbanism in the Islands of Bahrain, 1602-1932.' Eurasian Studies, 3 (2). pp. 245-63.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2003) 'Ethnicity and the City: the Kurdish Quarter of Damascus between Ottoman and French Rule, c. 1724-1946.' Urban History, 30 (2). pp. 206-224.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2002) 'The Cities in the Gulf: a Challenge to Modernity?' Eurorient, Specia . pp. 64-70.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2001) 'Urban Studies of the Gulf: Visions of the City.' Bulletin of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, vol. 3 . pp. 175-188.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2000) 'Understanding the Urban History of Bahrain.' Journal of Critical Studies of the Middle East (Critique), 17/2 . pp. 49-81.

Fuccaro, Nelida (1999) 'Islam and Urban Space: Ma’tams in Bahrain before Oil.' Newsletter of the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), 3 . p. 12.

Fuccaro, Nelida (1999) 'Communalism and the State in Iraq: the Yazidi Kurds (c. 1869-1940).' Middle Eastern Studies, 35 (2). pp. 1-26.

Fuccaro, Nelida (1998) 'The Kurds of Syria (in Kurdish).' Havibun, 2 (3). pp. 74-99.

Fuccaro, Nelida (1997) 'Ethnicity, State Formation and Conscription in Postcolonial Iraq: the Case of the Yazidi Kurds of Jabal Sinjar.' International Journal of Middle East Studies, 29 (4). pp. 559-580.

Fuccaro, Nelida (1995) 'The Kurds of Jabal Sinjar (in Arabic).' al-Thaqafah al-Jadidah, 265 (8-9). pp. 89-100.

Fuccaro, Nelida (1993) 'A 17th century travel account on the Yazidis: implications for a socio-religious history.' Annali dell'Istituto Orientale di Napoli, 53 (3). pp. 241-253.

Book Reviews

Fuccaro, Nelida (2012) 'Review of The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone by Janet Klein.' Middle Eastern Studies, 48 (3). pp. 483-485.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2011) 'Review of Eugene Rogan,'The Arabs: A History'.' BBC History Magazine, 12 (5). p. 71.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2011) 'Review of Yasser Elsheshtawy (ed.), 'Planning Middle Eastern Cities. An Urban Kaleidoscope in a Globalising World' Planning Middle Eastern Cities. An urban Kaleidoscope in a Globalising World. London: Routledge, 2004, 210pp.' Urban history, 38 (1). pp. 203-204.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2010) 'Review of Peter Sluglett ed., 'The Urban Social History of the Middle East 1750-1950'.' The Middle East Journal, 64 (3). pp. 499-500.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2010) 'Review of 'Red Sea Citizens: Cosmopolitan Society and Cultural Change in Massawa' by Jonathan Miran.' The American Historical Review, 115 (5). pp. 1558-1559.

Fuccaro, Nelida (2009) 'The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj. Merchants, Rulers and British in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf.' Reviews in History .

Fuccaro, Nelida (2009) 'Review of 'A Companion to the History of the Modern Middle East' edited by Youssef Choueiri.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 72 (2). pp. 396-397.

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