Xavier Guignard

Xavier GuignardXavier Guignard is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University, where he is finishing a thesis on the emergence of a Palestinian diplomacy.

His research focuses on institution building and policy making in a colonial and authoritarian context.

In 2012 and 2013, he was based at the Institut français du Proche Orient (Ifpo) in Jerusalem as a recipient of a full PhD scholarship. In 2014, he was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor at Al-Quds Bard Honors College (Abu Dis, Palestine).

Before joining the WAFAW program late 2015, he was a part-time lecturer at Sciences Po Paris.

Since 2010, he conducted extensive fieldwork in Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan. He now resides between Paris and Amman.