In this video, Matteo Cappasso presents his research in Libya as part of the "Financialization and War Economies" session within the inaugural Security in Context conference titled Landscapes of Insecurity that was held September 16th & 17th at the University of Oklahoma Norman in collaboration with the Center for Peace and Development.
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. Capasso is the author of the upcoming monograph, "Everyday Politics in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya," which reconstructs the last two decades of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, leading up to the 2011 events that sanctioned its fall. His current project focuses on the study of US-led imperialism through the Libyan microcosm. Capasso's 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.