Dr. Marco Allegra (Laurea international Relations, University of Torino; MA Near and Middle Easter Studies, SOAS; PhD Political Science, University of torino) is currently Research Fellow at Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-UL), Portugal. He has worked as researcher at CIES-IUL (2011-2015), and as lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Torino (2008-2011).
His research interest include Middle Eastern politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, political geography and critical policy analysis. Dr. Allegra is currently working on two research projects: a study of Israel's settlement policy in the metropolitan area of Jerusalem, and a research on the role of policy expertise expertise in Portuguese housing policies (FCT SR&TD Project Grant, €165,000).
Dr. Allegra has published in journal such as Environment and Planning A, Urban Studies, Citizenship Studies, Mediterranean Policy, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Planning Theory and Research. He is the author of a monograph on the history of Palestinian nationalism (Carocci 2010). He is also the co-editor (with Ariel Handel and Erez Maggor) of a collection on Israel's settlement policy (Indiana University Press,plann 2017), and (with Enrico Gualini and João Mourato) of a collection on planning conflicts (Jovis 2015).