Malika Zeghal is the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life at Harvard University and studies religion through the lens of Islam and power. She is also an Affiliated Professor of Government, and a member of the Committee on the Study of Religion
Zeghal is particularly interested in Islamist movements and in the institutionalization of Islam in the Muslim world, with special focus on the Middle East and North Africa in the postcolonial period and on Muslim diasporas in North America and Western Europe. She has more general interests in the circulation and role of religious ideologies in situations of conflict and/or dialogue. She has published a study of central religious institutions in Egypt, Gardiens de l’Islam, (1996), and a volume on Islam and politics in Morocco, Islamism in Morocco: Religion, Authoritarianism, and Electoral Politics (2008), which has won the French Voices-Pen American Center Award. She is currently working on a book on states, secularity, and Islam in the contemporary Arab world.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life & Director of Graduate Studies, Harvard University
Affiliated Professor of Government, Harvard University
Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University