Idriss Jebari

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in History

Teaching this semester

HIST 2292. Modern Middle Eastern History

Examines modern Middle Eastern history from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire to the Arab Spring, with attention paid to the formation of Israel and Jewish/Arabic relations. Possible topics include the Algerian Revolution, religious and ethnic tensions within Islam, the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and its aftermath, and US relations with Iraq and Iran.

After completing his doctorate on the history of the production of critical thought in Morocco and Tunisia at the University of Oxford, Idriss Jebari has held a postdoctoral fellowship at the American University of Beirut to study the dynamics of intellectual and cultural exchanges between the Maghrib and the Mashriq in contemporary Arab thought. He has published on the intellectual projects of several North African intellectual figures and on the theory and practice of Arab intellectual engagements in public affairs. He is also currently involved in a number of initiatives on the humanities in the Arab region with the Arab Council for Social Sciences and frequently provides analysis and comments on current issues on social and political change in North Africa.

Spring 2018 Course: HIST 2293 Arab Intellectual History and 2883 Violence, Memory and Reconciliation in the Middle East.


  • B.A., University of Geneva
  • M.A., University College of London
  • M.A., London School of Economics
  • Ph.D., Oxford