Adel Bakawan is a sociologist, associate researcher at Ecole des Haute Etudes en Sciences sociales of Paris (EHESS). He is a lecturer at the Université d’Evry, in the department of sociology since 2011. He is also member of the Centre d’Analyse et d’Intervention Sociologiques (CADIS). He manages a research program on the third generation of Kurdish jihadist among Isis and Al Qaeda. He is co-director, with Danièle Joly, of a research group on the nation state in Iraqi Kurdistan.