Transformation of Islamists in the Arab World

Project description

Examining the transformation of Islamist movements in the post-Arab Spring era. The project covers eight countries (Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen, Jordan, Syria, and Kuwait).


First name Last name Gender Rank Affiliated Institution Country
Khalil al-Anani Male Doha Institute of Graduate Studies Qatar

Bio: Dr. Khalil al-Anani is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Chair of Politics and International Relations Program at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Qatar. He previously taught at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and George Mason University.
​Prof. al-Anani's research focuses on the intersection of Comparative Politics (particularly authoritarianism and democratization), Sociology (particularly sociology of religion), and Social Movements. His research interests spans Comparative Politics, Democratization, Middle Eastern Studies, Religion and Politics, Islamist Movements, Social Movements, Egyptian Politics, Identity Politics, and Arab World. He is a leading academic expert on Islamist movements particularly the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafism in Egypt where he spent the last decade and half researching them. Prof. al-Anani has published several books (in English and Arabic) including Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: Religion, Identity, and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2016), Elections and Democratization in the Middle East (co-editor, Palgrave MacMillan, 2014), and The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Gerontocracy Fighting against Time? (in Arabic) (Cairo: Shorouk Press, 2007).
Prof. al-Anani published several per-reviewed articles at different journals such as The Middle East Journal, Sociology of Islam, Digest of Middle East Studies, The Orient, etc. He also published policy papers and op-ed pieces in leading newspapers including the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, CNN, Al-Monitor, etc. He participated in several international conferences and gave lectures at different academic institutions such as Harvard University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and Florida International University.
Prof. al-Anani holds Ph.D. in Political Science from Durham University (UK).



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Political Science

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