Dr Andrea Teti

Dr Andrea Teti

Senior Lecturer

I am currently accepting PhDs in Philosophy and Politics and International Relations.

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Dr Andrea Teti
Dr Andrea Teti

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Biography

Andrea Teti is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and 2018/19 Visiting Fellow at the GramsciLab (University of Cagliari). He was previously Principal Investigator for the ArabTransformations Project (2015-16, EU FP7, €2.49m), Visiting Professor at the University of Ghent's Middle East & North Africa Research Group (2018), and held the 2015-16 ACCESS Europe Visiting Fellow at the University of Amsterdam (2015-16). In 2016, he joined the Editorial Board of Middle East Critique, and becoming an Associate Editor in 2019. In 2019, he was also elected Trustee of the British Society for Middle East Studies (BRISMES) and was recently appointed to BRISMES' Committee on Academic Freedom, as well as co-founder and Co-Chair of the Critical Middle East Studies research network.  

His research focuses on the politics of democracy promotion in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and several related areas spanning the history and theory of social science. Andrea has published in English, Italian and French on democratization, Egyptian politics, knowledge production in Social Science, and political theory (e.g. ConstructivismOrientalism). His analyses are considered leading exemplars of Constructivism and of Poststructuralism in these areas, as well as innovative uses of Critical Discourse Analysis in scrutinising EU policy towards the Middle East (201220132015) and influential critiques of orthodox models of Democratization in the region. His account of the so-called 'Area Studies Controversy' is widely cited and features on syllabi worldwide. He is also editor of Hidden Geographies: Informal Power in the Greater Middle East (2014) with Gennaro Gervasio and Luca Anceschi. As Consortium Leader for the Arab Transformations Project, he was responsible overseeing the production of 21 Working Papers, 11 Policy Briefs, singly or jointly authoring a majority of these, and co-authoring an additional two Briefs on behalf of the EU (Perceptions of Democracy, Development and the EU, 2014; Social Cohesion, 2016). The Project also produced a data set of public opinion surveys carried out in late 2014, and a longitudinal database including other major surveys and quantitative indicators. His recent publications focus on analysing the results of the Arab Transformations Project and their implications for various subfields: these publications include a book on The Arab Uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan (2017), and articles on corruption (2017), on the role of youth in the Uprisings (2018), and on conceptions of democracy in four Arab countries (2019). Forthcoming work for 2019 includes a co-authored book on EU-MENA relations, as well as an article on Foucault in materiali foucaultiani 

Andrea appears regulalry on national and international media, including the BBC, Al-Jazeera English, France24, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia's SBS, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, and Italy's RAI state broadcaster. He is also a regular contributor to OpenDemocracy and The Conversation, and has been featured on various newspapers and magazines including NewsweekCommon Dreams, Middle East Report (US), The ScotsmanBerfroisAberdeen Press & JournalThe Big Issue (UK), To Vima (Greece), L’UnitàIl Manifesto, La Repubblica, Il Fatto Quotidiano, VICE News ItaliaMinima et Moralia, Affari Italiani (Italy), Mada MasrAswat Masriya/Reuters Egypt, Egypt IndependentThe Cairo Post (Egypt), IslamopediaQantara, and has been interviewed or cited in several more.

In Aberdeen, Andrea is Board member of the Centre for Civil Society and Rule of Law and of the POLITICO doctoral programme, as well as member and formerly Director of both the Centre for Modern Thought and the Centre for Global Security and Governance. He is also currently External Examiner for the BA and MA in Arabic, Islamic, and Middle East Studies (AIMES) at the University of Leeds, and incoming External Examiner for the MA in International Relations of the Middle East and the MA in Conflict, Security and Development at the University of Exeter.


Memberships and Affiliations

Internal
  • University Working Group on Research Integrity (2018+)
  • REF Impact Case Coordinator, Department of Politics & International Relations (2017+)
  • School Disabilities Officer (2018+)
  • Consortium Director, Arab Transformations Project (€2.49m, EU FP7, 2013-2016)
  • Director, Centre for Global Security and Governance (2013-2015)
  • Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Violence doctoral cluster (2010-2014)
  • Overseas Exchange Co-ordinator, Non-EU & Erasmus (Aberdeen, 2008-18)
External
  • 2019+: Committee for Academic Freedom, British Society for Middle East Studies 
  • 2019+: External Examiner, University of Exeter, MA in International Relations of the Middle East
  • 2019-2022: Trustee, British Society for Middle East Studies 
  • 2017-20: External Examiner, University of Leeds, BA & MA in Arab, Islamic, and Middle East Studies
  • 2017-19: Grant Assessor & Board of Assessors, Research Incentive Grants (AHSS), Carnegie Endowment for the Universities of Scotland
  • 2016+: Board of Editors, Middle East Critique 
Research

Research Areas

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Specialisms

  • European Union Politics
  • International Relations
  • Modern Middle Eastern Studies
  • Social Theory

Research Overview

 
  • Democracy, democratization, democracy-promotion: especially EU and UK democracy assistance towards the Middle East
  • Middle Eastern Politics: Egypt, democracy & authoritarianism, civil society, labour movements, Israel/Palestine
  • IR Theory/Political Theory: Poststructuralism, Foucault, Deleuze, Debord, Gramsci, Constructivism

Collaborations

  • Fellow, Centre for Modern Thought (CMT)
  • Fellow, Centre for Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL)
  • Centre for Global Security and Governance (CGSG)

Supervision

My current supervision areas are: Philosophy and Politics and International Relations.


Research Funding and Grants

  • 2018: Visiting Fellowship, University of Cagliari and GramsciLab
  • 2018-23: Co-Applicant, EU Marie Curie COFUND, ‘POLITICO’ €2.8m
  • 2018: Faculty of Social and Political Studies mobility award, University of Ghent, €4,500
  • 2017: Global Challenges Research Fund, University of Aberdeen, £5,103
  • 2017: Knowledge Transfer and Exchange, University of Aberdeen, £9,800
  • 2015-16: ACCESS Europe, University of Amsterdam, €5,000
  • 2013-16: Scientific Lead, Arab Transformations Project, Funded under the EU's Framework Programme 7 (€2.49m, SSH-2012, grant number 320214)
  • 2013-14: PI, Carnegie Trust, "Paradoxes of Western Democracy-promotion in the Middle East: Conceptions of Democracy in Donors and Recipients"
  • 2012-13: AHRC, Transition Paradigms and Policy-making, co-PIs Dr. Jeroen Gunning (King’s College London) and Dr. Vivienne Matthies-Boon (Amsterdam), £25,575
  • 2011-15: Co-PI, University of Aberdeen, College of Arts & Social Science (RPAS), Interdisciplinary Approaches to Violence programme
Teaching

Courses


Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate and Masters

I teach various courses on IR theory and Middle East politics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. I am currently co-ordinator for Middle Eastern Politics (Honours), Global Politics from the Middle East (Honours) and teach on the core course Theories and Ideologies of Politics and International Relations.

 

Doctoral Research Supervision

 

Areas of Supervision:

I am interested in supervising undergraduate or graduate research projects in the following areas:
  • Middle East politics (e.g. International Relations of the Middle East, impact of globalisation, political & economic liberalisation, democratisation, foreign policies of major powers towards the region, etc.)
  • Political Theory / IR Theory (particularly Foucault, Deleuze, Debord and Gramsci)
  • Democracy, Democratization, Authoritarianism

Current Research Students:

Former Research Students:

 

 

Publications

Publications 

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  • No Bread, No Freedom, No Social Justice: How EU-Egyptian Human Rights Discourse Undermines Democracy

    Teti, A., Gervasio, G.

    Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Middle East. Salvatore, A., Hanafi, S., , K. O. (eds.). Oxford Univerity Press; Oxford

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Perceptions of the EU: Activists and public opinion in the Middle East

    Teti, A., Gervasio, G., Abbott, P.

    Handbook of EU-Middle East Relations. Pace, M., Huber, D., Bouris, D. (eds.). Routledge

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • The Myth of Egypt’s Authoritarian Stability

    Teti, A., Gervasio, G.

    Perspectives on the New Centrality of the Mediterranean. Corrao, F., Redaelli, R. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Rethinking Confession

    Teti, A.

    The Late Foucault. Faustino, M., Ferrero, G. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 214-231, 18 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Tunisians head for the polls amid dimming faith in democracy

    Abbott, P., Teti, A., Sapsford, R.

    The Conversation

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Youth, Civil Society and Socio-Economic News: New Avenues for Euro-Arab Cooperation

    Teti, A.

    Brugge: College of Europe. 47 pages

    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

  • Beyond elections: perceptions of democracy in four Arab countries

    Teti, A., Abbott, P., Cavatorta, F.

    Democratization, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 645-665

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Challenges of Doing Public Opinion Survey Research in the MENA

    Abbott, P., Teti, A.

    American political Science Association MENA Workshops Alumnie e-newsletter, vol. Fall, no. 3, pp. 15-19

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Egypt’s predictable tragedy: more instability, attacks to come

    Teti, A.

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Featured Articles

  • Giulio Regeni e le Ragioni della Giustizia (Giulio Regeni and Reasons of Justice)

    Teti, A., Sorbera, L., Gervasio, G., De Angelis, E.

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Featured Articles

  • Iraq after ISIS: Continued conflict or rebuilding beyond ethno-sectarian identities?

    Teti, A., Abbott, P., Dagher, M.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Perceptions of EU Foreign Policy in the MENA Region

    Teti, A., Abbott, P. A.

    Open Democracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • What Do People in Arab Countries Want? Conceptions of Democracy

    Teti, A., Abbott, P. A.

    Open Democracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • What do people in the Arab countries want?: Conceptions of democracy

    Teti, A., Abbott, P.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Arab Publics Continue to See Women as Second-Class Citizens

    Teti, A., Abbott, P. A.

    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites

  • Sunni Islam and Islamism

    Teti, A., Mura, A.

    Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics. Haynes, J. (ed.). 2 edition. Taylor and Francis Inc., pp. 83-101, 19 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Democracy Without Social Justice: Marginalization of Social and Economic Rights in EU Democracy Assistance Policy after the Arab Uprisings

    Teti, A.

    Middle East Critique, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 9-25

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Egypt's government by bullying

    Teti, A.

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Featured Articles

  • Egypt's Government by Baltaga

    Teti, A.

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Featured Articles

  • Sisiphus: A Brittle System With No Prospect of Reform

    Teti, A., Gervasio, G., Matthies-Boon, V.

    Middle East Report Online

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Egypt prepares to hail former army chief

    Teti, A., Hynek, S. E.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • In Egypt, El-Sisi’s victory may be short-lived

    Teti, A., Hynek, S. E.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Informal Power in the Greater Middle East: Hidden Geographies

    Anceschi, L. (ed.), Gervasio, G. (ed.), Teti, A. (ed.)

    Routledge, London. 226 pages

    Books and Reports: Scholarly Editions

  • Egypt and the Arab Uprisings

    Teti, A., Gervasio, G.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Disciplinary Politics of Civil Society and Democracy

    Teti, A.

    Informal Power in the Middle East. Teti, A., Anceschi, L., Gervasio, G. (eds.). Routledge

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • When Informal Powers Surface: Civic Activism and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution

    Teti, A., Gervasio, G.

    Informal Power in the Middle East. Anceschi, L., Gervasio, G., Teti, A. (eds.). Routledge

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • I segreti inconfessabili del golpe democratico (The shameful secrets of the democratic coup)

    Gervasio, G., Teti, A.

    Limes: Rivista italiana di geopolitica, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 111-116

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • I Fratelli Musulmani e la Rivoluzione di Gennaio (The Muslim Brotherhood and the January Revolution)

    Teti, A.

    Le rivolte arabe e l'Islam. Campanini, M. (ed.). Il Mulino

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Confessions of a Dangerous (Arab) Mind

    Teti, A.

    Debating Orientalism. Elmarsafy, Z., Bernard, A., Attwell, D. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 134-154, 21 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Convergent (il)liberalism in the Mediterranean?: Some notes on Egyptian (post-)authoritarianism and Italian (post-)democracy

    Teti, A., Mura, A.

    European Urban and Regional Studies, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 120-127

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • EU democracy assistance discourse in its 'new response to a changing neighbourhood'

    Teti, A., Thompson, D., Noble, C.

    Democracy and Security, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 61-79

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The Globalization of Democracy and the Location of the Middle East in the Contemporary Global Order

    Teti, A.

    The Middle East and Globalization. Stetter, S. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Maurizio Viroli with Anthony Shugaar (2011) 'The Liberty of Servants': Berlusconi’s Italy

    Teti, A.

    Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 668-670

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • The EU’s First Response to the ‘Arab Spring’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Partnership for Democracy and Shared Prosperity

    Teti, A.

    Mediterranean Politics, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 266-284

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Italy's elections, austerity, and the European social model

    Teti, A.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Europe and NATO's response to the Arab Uprisings

    Teti, A.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Hamas: From Resistance to Government

    Teti, A., Caridi, P.

    Seven Stories Press. 416 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • The Politics of Egypt’s Elections

    Teti, A.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Egypt’s Second January Uprising

    Teti, A., Gervasio, G.

    Mediterranean Yearbook, vol. 2011

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • While Rome Was Burning: Berlusconi and the politics of Italy’s patronage

    Teti, A.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Political Parties and Movements in Post-Revolutionary Egypt

    Teti, A.

    Commissioned by Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale. Milan: Italy: Istituto per gli Studi Politici e Internazionali. 18 pages

    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

  • The Egyptian Gambit

    Teti, A.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Cercando un altro Egitto: tra democrazia e contro-rivoluzione (The Search for a New Egypt: Between Democracy and Counter-Revolution)

    Teti, A., Gervasio, G.

    Afriche e Orienti, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 130-138

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Pane, libertà e dignità: Lezioni dalle rivolte arabe (Bread, Freedom and Dignity: Lessons from the Arab Revolts)

    Teti, A.

    Lo Straniero: Arte, Cultura, Scienza e Società, vol. 130

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Le nozze della democrazia?: Elezioni ed autoritarismo in Egitto (The Birth of Democracy?: Elections and Authoritarianism in Egypt)

    Teti, A., Gervasio, G.

    Afriche e Orienti, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 71-76

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The Politics of Fearlessness: Egypt's Second January Uprising

    Teti, A.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Egypt's Post-democratic Elections: Political Meaning Beyond the Menu of Manipulation

    Teti, A., Gervasio, G.

    openDemocracy

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • La politica della democratizzazione in Medio oriente ed il feticcio della società civile (The Politics of Democratization in the Middle East and the fetish of civil society)

    Teti, A.

    La primavera araba. Corrao, F. (ed.). Mondadori

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Le Bahreïn entre rocher et pétrole (Bahrain between a rock and oil)

    Teti, A.

    Outre-Terre, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 507-518

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Lost Years: From Concentration Camp to Freedom

    Teti, A., Spitzer, F.

    DIANE Publishing Company, Philadelphia, PA; USA

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Société civile, démocratie libérale, et la démarche du paradigme de la ‘démocratisation’ (Civil Society, liberal democracy and the politics of the democratisation paradigm)

    Teti, A.

    L’essor de la Société Civile dans le Monde Musulman. Luizard, P., Bozzo, A. (eds.). La Découverte

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • The Politics of Democracy in the Middle East

    Teti, A.

    Mediterranean Politics, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 459-462

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Authoritarianism: Lessons from the Arab Uprisings

    Teti, A.

    Mediterranean Politics, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 321-327

    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates

  • Saving Identity from Postmodernism?: The normalization of constructivism in International Relations

    Hynek, N., Teti, A.

    Contemporary Political Theory, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 171-199

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The Middle East and the Disciplinary (Re)Production of Knowledge

    Teti, A.

    Commitment and Complicity in Cultural Theory and Practice. Firat, B. O., Sarah De Mul, , van Wichelen, S. (eds.). 1st edition. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 81-101, 21 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Non si può parlare per sempre: Obama e la questione palestinese (Talk is gettin cheaper: Obama and the Palestinian Question)

    Teti, A.

    Nuvole, vol. 39, pp. 57-61

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Sunni Islam and politics

    Teti, A., Andrea Mura, A.

    Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics. Haynes, J. (ed.). Routledge

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Political Islam

    Teti, A.

    Issues in International Relations. Salmon, T., Imber, M. (eds.). 2 edition. Routledge, pp. 218-234, 17 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Open season on Egypt’s opposition, but Islam is not the solution

    Teti, A.

    Tabsir

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Change we can believe in?: Obama e la questione palestinese (Change we can believe in? : Obama and the Palestinian Question)

    Teti, A.

    Lettera 22

    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles

  • Bridging the Gap: IR, Middle East Studies and the Disciplinary Politics of the Area Studies Controversy

    Teti, A.

    European Journal of International Relations, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 117-145

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Rethinking the Myths of Islamic Politics

    Heristchi, C., Teti, A.

    Politics of Religion. Haynes, J. (ed.). Routledge

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Democrazia, Transitologia ed Orientalismo: organizzazione del sapere e geografie morali della democratizzazione in Medio Oriente (Democracy, Transitology and Orientalism: organisation of knowledge and moral geographies of democratization in the Middle East)

    Teti, A.

    Meridione, vol. 14, pp. 19-49

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A Role in Search of a Hero: A Constructivist approach to the evolution of Egyptian foreign policy, 1952-67

    Teti, A.

    Journal of Mediterranean Studies, vol. 14, no. 1-2, pp. 77-105

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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