Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Dr Alexis Blouët

Alexis is an Alwaleed Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the Mediterranean Islamisms project.

Dr Alexis Blouët

Alexis Blouet is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Alwaleed Centre in the University of Edinburgh. He works alongside Professor Frederic Volpi on a project that develops a comparative approach to analyze Islamist parties’ action in governance around the Mediterranean region.

Alexis obtained a PhD in Law from University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. His dissertation dealt with constitution-making in Egypt after the January 25th 2011 Revolution, and its first part was accomplished in Cairo where he stayed from 2011 to 2014. His work received a prestigious award from the Varenne Institute and was published in French by LGDJ editions in 2019. His research interests are focused on how legal theory can contribute to a better understanding of power in the region while trying to refine legal theory’s analytical tools through the prism of politics and actors in the area.

Alexis has taught in Cairo University, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbnonne University and Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense University. He has also carried-out postdoctoral fieldwork in Beirut as part of the French Institute for Near East Studies (IFPO). As part of his work at the Alwaleed Centre he will teach a new course starting in 2020 dealing with law and politics in the Middle East.

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