Khaled Hroub (University of Cambridge)

Dr Khaled Hroub's areas of research include contemporary history and politics of the Middle East with focus on Islamism and its political manifestations; the socio-political and cultural impact of the 'new' media in the Arab world; the role of public intellectual; and Arab novel. He authored Hamas: A Beginners Guide (2006/2010), Hamas: Political Thought and Practice (2000), and edited Political Islam: Context versus Ideology (2011) and Religious Broadcasting in the Middle East (2011). In Arabic he published Fragility of Ideology and Might of Politics (2010), In Praise of Revolution (2012), Tattoo of Cities (literary collection, 2008) and Enchantress of Poetry (poems, 2008). Currently he is writing a book on a Critique of the Arab Renaissance Project.

Hroub publishes weekly articles in leading Arab and world media. He lived, studied and/or worked in Palestine, Jordan, UAE, Mauritania and the UK.

Until 2006 he was the host of a weekly book-review programme on Al-Jazeera channel. He also worked for the Middle East Programme of the International Institute of International Studies - London (IISS), and for an NGO in West Africa, based in Mauritania. His academic writings appeared in Middle East Journal, Middle East International, Journal for Palestine Studies, ‘Shu’un Arabyya’, Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, Outre Terre (Paris) INTERNATIONALE POLITIK (Germany). His weekly article appears in seven Arab dailies (Jordan, Qatar, Egypt, UAE, Oman, Palestine, Mauritania and the UK); he also published in the Daily Star, International Herald Tribune, El Pais and La Razon.