Stéphane Lacroix gained his doctorate in Political Science from Sciences Po in 2007, having completed a masters in Arabic Language and Civilisation from the Institute National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris; and in mathematics from Paris 6 University. In 2008 he was awarded the best thesis prize from the Association Française de Sciences Sociales des Religions (AFSR). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow on the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Department of Political Science, Stanford from 2008-9 and Visiting Researcher at the Centre d’Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques et Sociales (CEDEJ) in Cairo from 2010-11. He is currently Associate Professor at the Ecole des Affaires Internationals de SciencesPo (PSIA) and Researcher at the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI).
Stéphane Lacroix’s work focuses on Islam and politics in the contemporary Middle East, with a particular interest in the Gulf region. His current research examines the transnationalisation of Salafism and its effects on the movement’s ideology and practices. He is also interested in authoritarianism; and in social movements in the Arab world more generally.