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Dr Neil Ketchley

ketchley150Lecturer in Middle East Politics

Tel: 0207 848 2656
Room number: 7.16 Bush House (North East Wing)
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Neil Ketchley is a lecturer in Middle East politics in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. His work focuses on protest and revolution in the Arabic-speaking Middle East and North Africa. His first book, Egypt in a Time of Revolution (2017 Cambridge University Press), was co-winner of the American Sociological Association’s 2018 Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award. Prior to joining King’s, he was Hulme Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Brasenose College, University of Oxford – and for spring 2018, he was a visiting professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Neil received his PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics. 

Research interests
  • Social movements and collective protest


Egypt in a Time of Revolution: Contentious Politics and the Arab Spring (00Cambridge University Press: Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics), 2017

Peer-reviewed journal articles

“Opportunity without Organization: Labour Mobilization in Egypt after the 25th January Revolution,” Mobilization, Vol. 23, No.2, 2018, pp. 181-202 (with Christopher Barrie)

"Social and Institutional Origins of Political Islam," American Political Science Review, forthcoming (with Steven Brooke)

Sticks, Stones and Molotov Cocktails: Unarmed Collective Violence and Democratization,” Socius, Vol. 4, 2018, pp.1-16 (with Ali Kadivar)

The Educational Contexts of Islamist Activism: Elite Students and Religious Institutions in Egypt,” Mobilization, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2017, pp. 57-76 (with Michael Biggs)

The Army and the People are One Hand! Fraternization and the 25th January Egyptian Revolution,” Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 56, no. 1, 2014, pp. 155-186

Other writing

How Egypt’s Generals Used Street Protests to Stage a Coup,” Washington Post - The Monkey Cage Blog, 3 July 2017

On the Breadline in Sisi’s Egypt,” Middle East Report Online 29 March 2017 (with Thoraya El-Rayyes)

Local Religious Leaders and the Rise of Political Islam,” POMEPS Studies 27: Local Politics and Islamist Movements, 2017, pp.50-54 (with Steven Brooke)

Elite-led Protest and Authoritarian State Capture in Egypt,” POMEPS Studies 20

Who Actually Died in Egypt’s Rabaa Massacre?” Washington Post (with Michael Biggs)

What is the Egyptian Anti-coup Movement Protesting for?Washington Post (with Michael Biggs)

How Social Media Spreads Protest Tactics from Ukraine to Egypt,” Washington Post

The Muslim Brothers take to the Streets,” Middle East Report, 2013















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