Professor Jocelyne Cesari
Research Fellow in Political Science, associated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for American Politics at Harvard University
Jocelyne Cesari, is currently the MINERVA CHAIR, affiliated at the National War College for the year 2011. She is an Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for European Studies and teaches at the Harvard Divinity School and Government Department.
Dr. Cesari is a French political scientist, tenured at the French National Center for Scientific Research in Paris and specializing in contemporary Islamic societies. Before coming to Harvard, she served as an Associate Research Scholar and Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
At Harvard, she is Director of the interfaculty Islam in the West Program. This research program produced a major publication, the Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States, which was published by Greenwood Press in September of 2007. She also coordinates the new web-based initiative on contemporary Islamic thinking called islamopediaonline.
Her areas of expertise include Islam and globalization, Muslim minorities in Europe and America, and Islam and politics in North Africa.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Cesari has published fifteen books and more than fifty articles in European and American journals.