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Dr Alexis Blouet

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Mediterranean Islamisms

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Research expertiseLaw and Politics in the Middle East


Alexis joined the Alwaleed Centre in September 2019. He earned his MA in Law from Strasbourg University and then his MSc in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Alexis obtained a PhD in Law from University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. His dissertation dealt with constitution-making in Egypt after the January 25th 2011 Revolution, and its first part was accomplished in Cairo where he stayed from 2011 to 2014. His work received an award from the Varenne Institute and has been published in French language by LGDJ editions. His research interests are thus focused on how legal theory can contribute to better understand power in the region while trying to refine legal theory’s analytical tools through the prism of politics and actors in the area. Alexis has taught in Cairo University, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbnonne University and Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense University. He has also carried-out postdoctoral fieldwork in Beirut as part of the French Institute for Near East Studies (IFPO). As part of his work at the Alwaleed Centre he will teach a new course starting in 2020 dealing with law and politics in the Middle East.

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