Welcome to Dr Philipp Amour's website
Dr. Philipp Amour is a historian and political scientist. He specializes in the contemporary history and politics of the Middle East, and Switzerland.
Dr Philipp Amour has published on Palestinian contemporary history, Middle East and Gulf politics, as well as research methods in internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed journals and publishers.
Middle East Politics
The End of the Arab Spring?
Palestinian Politics in Transition
Field Research in the Middle East
The History and International Relations of the Gulf Region Reconsidered
Philipp O. Amour is Assistant Professor of International Relations (IR) and Middle East Studies (MES) at Sakarya University’s Middle East Institute. He studied at Fribourg University Contemporary History and Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations; and he studied at Bern University Islamic Studies with an emphasis on the Middle East.
Due to his interdisciplinary education, his research spans Politics and International Relations as well as security and strategy, particularly of the Middle East, Israel and Palestine and Swiss-Middle Eastern relations. His expertise lies in two areas of qualitative and empirical research combined with underlying political theory. From this perspective, he spent more than three years conducting field research in several Middle Eastern countries on specific subjects and topics, including the Palestinian / Israeli politics and IR, security system & regional order in the Middle East. From 2007–2010, he was a doctoral visiting fellow at the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, American University of Beirut, and at Birzeit University in the Palestinian territories. Between 2011-2012 he conducted his post-doctoral research at the Departement of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. He received several field research, conference, and travelling stipends among others from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Dr Philipp Amour has taught at the University of Oxford, University of Bern, Birzeit University and at the People High School of Bern (VHSBE). He has been a frequent visiting Professor at Boğaziçi University.
His scholarly articles and essays have appeared in internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed journals and publishers. He is co-founder of the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH), and since 2011 member of its Committee.
Dr Philipp O. Amour serves as an expert and independent consultants for areas related to:
- political consulting
- academic research, and publishing