Paolo Maria Leo Cesare Maggiolini is a Research Fellow and Lecturer in History of Islamic Asia at the Catholic University of Milan and Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. His research are mainly focused on religion and politics in the Middle East and Mediterranean context, with particular concentration on Israel, Iraq, Jordan and Palestine, Arab Christianity in the Middle East, the relationship between religion, national identity and nationalism, and Euro-Mediterranean relations.
He published articles in journals such as Middle Eastern Studies, Digest of Middle East Studies, Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, Chronos. Among his recent works: Maggiolini P., Demichelis M. (eds.), The Struggle to Define a Nation. Rethinking Nationalism in the Contemporary Islamic World (Gorgias Press LLC, 2017) and Il Regno di Giordania: Frontiere e Confini nella Storia e nelle Istituzioni della Monarchia Hashemita (Ananke, forthcoming 2017).
Before joining ISPI Dr. Maggiolini earned his Ph.D. in Institutions and Politics at the Catholic University of Milan and he completed his post-doctoral research at the University of Geneva as FIIRD fellow and Levant foundation fellow.