Andrew Arsan is Reader in Arab and Mediterranean History in the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St John’s College. He is particularly interested in the social, political, and intellectual histories of the Ottoman and post-Ottoman Levant. He is the author of two books: the prize-winning Interlopers of Empire: The Lebanese Diaspora in Colonial French West Africa (2014), and a study of Lebanon in the twenty-first century, Lebanon: A Country in Fragments (2018). Andrew was born in Beirut, and grew up in Lebanon, France, and the United Kingdom. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Cambridge, and has previously held positions at Birkbeck, University of London, and Princeton University.