Prof. Khalil al-Anani

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).

“Respond to every call 
that excites your spirit.”

                                               Jalaluddin Rumi

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood:
Religion, Identity, and Politics
(Oxford University Press, 2016)
Elections and Democratization in the Middle East
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

Books

Inside the Middle East: Q&A with Khalil Al-Anani

at Harvard Kennedy School

Assessing the Arab Spring after five years at the American University of Beirut (AUB)

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