The collective behind Lamma comprises scholars based in and around Europe, Libya, the Middle East, and North America, with a wide variety of specialties. The collective strives for balance with regard to gender, countries of origin and work, and academic experience, ensuring a breadth of perspective and creativity tempered by experience.


  • Adam Benkato, Free University Berlin, Germany
  • Matteo Capasso, Durham University, UK
  • Leila Tayeb, Northwestern University, USA
  • Amina Zarrugh, Texas Christian University, USA

Advisory Board:

  • Ali Ahmida, University of New England, USA
  • Anna Baldinetti, University of Perugia, Italy
  • Abdul-Jawad Ben Swessi, University of Tripoli, Libya
  • Mia Fuller, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Mansour el-Kikhia, University of Texas, San Antonio, USA
  • Ines Kohl, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
  • Nora Lafi , Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany
  • Zahra’ Langhi, independent scholar and activist, Libya
  • Madghis Madi, independent scholar and activist, Libya
  • Amal Obeidi, University of Benghazi, Libya