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Matteo Capasso
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Matteo Capasso is a Marie Curie Global Fellow between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy, and Columbia University in the City of New York, US. He was previously a Max Weber Research Fellow at the European University Institute and Visiting Fellow at the University of Turin.

He is the author of the upcoming monograph, Everyday Politics in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Syracuse University Press) that reconstructs the last two decades of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, leading up to the 2011 events that sanctioned its fall. Since 2013, he has been working for Middle East Critique, currently as Managing Editor.

His current project focuses on the study of US-led imperialism through the Libyan microcosm. His research interests include political history, everyday politics, and international political economy, with a focus on the modern Middle East and North Africa and the Global South at large.


(Spring 2023) Everyday Politics in the Libyan Arab JamahiriyaSyracuse University Press.

(2022) The perils of capitalist modernity for the Global South: the case of LibyaReview of International Political Economy, Online First.

(2021) ‘IR, imperialism, and the Global South: From Libya to Venezuela Politics, Online First.

(2021) ‘From human smuggling to state capture: Furthering neoliberal governance in North Africa’ Journal of Labor and Society 24(3), 440-66.

(2020) ‘The war and the economy: the gradual destruction of Libya’ In: Review of African Political Economy 47(166), 545-67.

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