Dr Matthieu Cimino

Dr Matthieu Cimino

Marie-Skɫodowska Curie researcher
Faculty of Oriental Studies
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Matthieu Cimino is a Marie-Skɫodowska Curie researcher at the University of Oxford (Faculty of Oriental Studies, St Antony’s College, 2016-2018) and an associate researcher at the IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence. A graduate from Sciences Po, he received a Master in International Risks Management from HEC Paris (2011) and a Ph.D. from the Collège de France (2013). Through the case-study of the Shebaa farms, a border dispute between Israel, Lebanon and Syria, his thesis investigated the conditions for the emergence and legitimization of territorial disputes, and their role in nationalist discourses. In 2015, as a postdoctoral Fellow at Tel Aviv University (Moshe Dayan Center), he has been working on the Syrian policy of Israel since 1948. At Oxford, he is currently leading a Horizon 2020 project entitled “The Fall of a Colonial Legacy: A Modern History of Syrian Borders (1920-2015)”.

He speaks French, English and Arabic.

Research and expertise: Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Borders, Nations, Nationalism.

Current Teaching: “Borders and Boundaries in the Middle East” (MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, 2017-2018).

Selected Publications: