Abdel Razzaq Takriti is Associate Professor and Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Arab History at the University of Houston. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2014 and was an Academic Visitor in Modern History at St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 2015. He is the author of Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965-1976 (2013) which was a finalist for the Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone Prize for Best Debut Book in non-British History, received Honorable Mention from the University of Cambridge’s British-Kuwait Friendship Association Bookprize, and was selected by the editors of Zer0 Books as one of the “Best Books of 2013”.
Takriti holds a DPhil from St Antony’s College, Oxford for which he was awarded the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) Malcolm Kerr Prize for Best Dissertation in the Humanities and the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for Best Dissertation in the Social Sciences or the Humanities. He is currently co-authoring a book (with Professor Karma Nabulsi) on the history of the Palestinian Revolution.
Institute for Middle East Studies, with the support of the Department of Education's National Resource Center (NRC) grant program