Eamonn Gearon is an author, Arabist, and analyst. Gearon's career has been the development of understanding and insight between the Greater Middle East and the West. Gearon is best known for his book The Sahara: A Cultural History (2011).
Gearon is also a desert explorer. In 1997, he began his lifelong education in desert survival, navigation and camel husbandry. Initially studying under the Bedu in western Egypt, Eamonn Gearon went on to pursue solo, camel-powered explorations in the Egyptian Sahara.
The Sahara: A Cultural History, 2011.
He contributed articles or essays for the following books:Meetings With Remarkable Muslims, 2005 (ed. Barnaby Rogerson and Rose Baring).
An Encyclopaedia of African History, 2004 (ed. Kevin Shillington).
Sahara Overland, 2004 (ed. Chris Scott).
Gearon has written articles dealing with history, politics and social affairs across the Greater Middle East. His work has appeared in publications such as The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Times Literary Supplement, History Today, Al-Ahram, Geographical, New Internationalist, and The London Magazine.
Gearon briefs business intelligence organizations and writes for the Jane's group, Middle East International, and the Middle East magazine.
Gearon wrote, produced and directed the documentary film A Mother’s Love. Shot entirely on location in post-genocide Rwanda, the film explores the life of Rosamond Carr, an American who lived in Rwanda for 50 years, and founded the Imbabazi Orphanage.
Eamonn Gearon lectures on various topics, including the history, politics and current affairs of the Greater Middle East.
He has lectured, among other venues, at the Universities of OxfordEdinburgh, Royal Scots Club, London School of Economics, and the American University in Cairo; as a speaker on the RMS Queen Mary 2 and for other groups, such as Rotary International and Lions Clubs International.
Gearon is a member of the following:ASTENE (Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Middle East)
Frontline Club (Founding Member and on the Advisory Committee)
Fellow Royal Geographical Society
Royal Scots Club
Scientific Exploration Society
Society of Authors
Society for Libyan Studies
Gearon has a B.Th. degree from the University of Southampton and an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), the University of London.