Waleed Hazbun

Richard Chambers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies (2018--)
Department of Political Science
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0213

Associate Professor of International Relations (2010-2018)
Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA)
American University of Beirut (AUB)

Email: wh20 @ aub (dot) edu (dot) lb

Recent publications: On the politics of insecurity

“The Politics of Insecurity in the Arab World: A View from Beirut,” PS: Political Science & Politics Vol. 50, No. 3(July 2017): 656-9.

“Assembling Security in a ‘Weak State:’ The Contentious Politics of Plural Governance in Lebanon since 2005,” Third World Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 6 (2016): 1053-1070. 

“Beyond the American Era in the Middle East: An Evolving Landscape of Turbulence,” in Rasmus Alenius Boserup, Waleed Hazbun, Karim Makdisi and Helle Malmvig,eds.New Conflict Dynamics: Between Regional Autonomy and Intervention in the Middle East and North Africa(Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies, 2017), pp. 31-41.

“(In)security in an Era of Turbulence: Mapping post-statist geopolitics in the Middle East,” in Lorenzo Kamel, ed. The Frailty of Authority: Borders, Non-State Actors and Power Vacuums in a Changing Middle East(Roma: Istituto Affari Internazionali/Nuova Cultura, 2017), pp. 85-105.

“The Uses of Modernization Theory: American Foreign Policy and Mythmaking in the Arab World,” in Marwan Kraidy and Alex Lubin, eds. American Studies Encounters the Middle East (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016). 

“A History of Insecurity: From the Arab Uprisings to ISIS,” Middle East Policy, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Fall 2015): 55-65.




Recent publications: On the politics and history of tourism and travel

“Tourism as a map of political economy and geopolitics,” in Asef Bayat and Linda Herrera, eds. Global Middle East: Into the Twenty-First Century(University of California Press, forthcoming).

Tourism, Place-making, and Urban Transformations in Barcelona and Beirut,” in Eckart Woertz (ed.) “Wise Cities” in the Mediterranean? Challenges of Social and Environmental Sustainability, (Barcelona: Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, forthcoming).

“Beyond Petromodernity: Excavating pathways for KhaleejiTourism Studies,”in Marcus L. Stephenson and Ala Al-Hamarneh, eds. International Tourism and the Gulf Cooperation Council States: Developments, Challenges and Opportunities (London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 258-263.

"The Folds of Place: Re-visiting questions of travel in Israel/Palestine,” in Rami K. Isaac, C. Michael Hall, and Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, eds. The Politics and Power of Tourism in Palestine (London: Routledge, 2016), pp. 166-177. 

“Travel To Egypt, From the Nineteenth Century to World War II: Thomas Cook, the Mechanization of Travel, and the Emergence of the American Era,” in Marie- Charlotte Le Bailly (ed.) Red Star Line and Cruise Tourism During the Interbellum, (Antwerp: Red Star Line Museum, 2016).