Carl Rommel earned his PhD in anthropology from SOAS, University of London, in 2015. His PhD research deals with the changing emotional politics of Egyptian football, before and after the 2011 Revolution. His research interests include emotionality, subject formation, nationalism, media infrastructures and the ethnography of social change. Currently, he is an associated researcher at the Berlin based research institute Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) where he works on his project "New Men for the New Nation: Examining Youth Development, Sports and Masculinity within the Post-Revolutionary Egyptian State Bureaucracy." He is also in the process of turning his PhD into a monograph.