Stéphane Lacroix

Stéphane LacroixStéphane Lacroix is an associate professor of political science at Sciences Po, a researcher at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), and an associate fellow at the Centre d’Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales (CEDEJ) in Cairo. He is also a lecturer at Chicago University in Paris, and was previously a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford University.

Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi ArabiaHe works on political Islam and is particularly interested in the management of the religious sphere by authoritarian regimes. His research focuses on Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

He has written for academic journals such as the Middle East Journal, the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and the Journal of Democracy, and for edited volumes (most recently Asef Bayat (ed.), Post-Islamism: The Changing Faces of Political Islam, Oxford University Press, 2013; and Lina Khatib, Ellen Lust-Okar (eds.), Taking to the Streets: Activism and the Arab Uprisings, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).

He is the author of “Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia” (Harvard University Press, 2011), also available in French and Arabic. He is about to co-author two edited volumes: “L’Egypte en revolution(s)” (Presses Universitaires de France, with Bernard Rougier) and “Saudi Arabia in Transition: Insights on Social, Political, Economic and Religious Change” (Cambridge University Press, with Bernard Haykel and Thomas Hegghammer).