Education and degrees

2013                   PhD in Political Theory, Luiss University of Rome, Italy. (Honours)

2009                   2nd MA in European Studies, Luiss University of Rome, Italy. (Honours)

2008                   1st MA Degree in Humanities and Area Studies, Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco. (Honours)

2006                   BA Degree in English Studies, Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco. (Honours)

2002                   High School Degree (Baccalaureate), Elfath School, Taourirt, Morocco. (Honours)

Professional experience

2013-Present             Faculty Member (adjunct), Department of Political Science, Luiss University of Rome, Italy.

02/2019 03/2021     Senior Research Fellow, Fscire-La Pira Library and Center for Islamic History and Doctrines, Palermo, Italy.

11/2020-03/2021      Visiting Research Fellow, Leibniz-ZMO Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin.

2014 – 2018              Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, Luiss University of Rome.

04-05/2017               Guest Scholar, Leibniz-ZMO Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin.

01-03/2017               Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford.

09/2011 – 07/2012   Visiting Research Fellow, Center for European Islamic Thought, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen.

10 – 11/2010            Visiting Research Fellow, Babylon Centre for the Study of the multicultural Society, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Research expertise:

Contemporary Arab-Islamic Intellectual History

Contemporary Arab-Islamic Political Theology and Philosophy

Religion, Ethics and Politics in the Arab World

European Islam, Islamic Thought in Western Europe

Contemporary Moroccan Thought

Courses (co-)taught:

Political Thought and Communication in the South of the Mediterranean.

Mediterranean Studies, Focus on MENA Region.

Islam and Politics

Islam, Culture, and Politics

Media in the Arab World

Ethics in European Islamic Thought.


Arabic (and Tamazight), English, French, Italian.


1984. Morocco.