Professor Eugene Rogan

Professor Eugene Rogan

BA Columbia, MA PhD Harvard, MA Oxf
Eugene Rogan
Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History
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Eugene Rogan is a Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He has a B.A. in economics from Columbia, and an M.A. and PhD in Middle Eastern history from Harvard. He taught at Boston College and Sarah Lawrence College before taking up his post in Oxford in 1991, where he teaches the modern history of the Middle East to both undergraduates and graduates as well as providing DPhil supervision. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2017.

He is author of The Arabs: A History (Penguin, 2009, 3rd edition 2018), which has been translated in 18 languages and was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Economist, The Financial Times, and The Atlantic Monthly. His earlier works include Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 1999), for which he received the Albert Hourani Book Award of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the Fuad Köprülü Prize of the Turkish Studies Association; The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 (Cambridge University Press, 2001, second edition 2007, with Avi Shlaim), which has been published in Arabic, French, Turkish and Italian editions; and Outside In: On the Margins of the Modern Middle East (I.B. Tauris, 2002). 

His new book, The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920, was published in February 2015.  The Fall of the Ottomans Arabic

Recent Completed Doctoral Theses

  • Grace Wermenbol (2018) A Battlefield of Memory: The Nakba and the Holocaust as Exclusive Victimhood Narratives, co-supervision with Zoe Waxman
  • Muneera Al Khalifa (2016) Narratives of Exclusion: Identity Formation of Bahrain’s Contemporary History, co-supervision with Dawn Chatty
  • Hussein Omar (2016) The Rule of Strangers: Empire, Islam, and the invention of 'politics' in Egypt, 1867-1914, thesis accepted for publication by Oxford University Press
  • Djene Bajalan (2015) Between Accommodationism and Separatism:Kurds, Ottomans and the Politics of Nationality (1839-1914), co-supervision with Celia Kerslake
  • Ahmed Al-Dailami (2015) Reformers, Rulers, and British Residents:Political Relations in Bahrain (1923-1956), co-supervision with Walter Armbrust
  • Graham Jevon (2014) Jordan, Palestine and the British world system, 1945-57: Glubb Pasha and the Arab Legion (published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press Glubb Pasha and the Arab legion: Britain, Jordan and the end of empire in the Middle East)
  • Mezna Qato (2014) Education in exile: Palestinians and the Hashemite regime, 1948-1967
  • Nadia Oweidat (2014) Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and the limits of reform in contemporary Islamic thought, co-supervision with Tariq Ramadan
  • Kyle Haddad-Fonda (2013) Revolutionary allies: Sino-Egyptian and Sino-Algerian relations in the Bandung decade co-supervision with Laura Newby