Stéphane Lacroix gained his doctorate in Political Science from Sciences Po in 2007, having completed a masters in Arabic Language and Civilisation from the Institute National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris; and in mathematics from Paris 6 University. In 2008 he was awarded the best thesis prize from the Association Française de Sciences Sociales des Religions (AFSR). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow on the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Department of Political Science, Stanford from 2008-9 and Visiting Researcher at the Centre d’Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques et Sociales (CEDEJ) in Cairo from 2010-11. He is currently Associate Professor at the Ecole des Affaires Internationals de SciencesPo (PSIA) and Researcher at the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI)
Stéphane Lacroix’s work focuses on Islam and politics in the contemporary Middle East, with a particular interest in the Gulf region. His current research examines the transnationalisation of Salafism and its effects on the movement’s ideology and practices. He is also interested in authoritarianism; and in social movements in the Arab world more generally.
Publications include L'Egypte en révolutions (co-edited with Bernard Rougier) (Presses Universitaires de France, 2015); Saudi Arabia in Transition: Insights on Social, Political, Economic and Religious Change (co-edited with Bernard Haykel and Thomas Hegghammer) (Cambridge University Press, 2015); Awakening Islam: the Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia (Harvard University Press, 2011); and Les islamistes saoudiens. Une insurrection manquée (Saudi Islamists: a Failed Uprising) (Presses Universitaires de France, 2010). He has published articles in the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies and the Middle East Journal.