Dr. Khalil al-Anani is an Associate Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Qatar. He previously taught at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and George Mason University. His research focuses on Comparative Politics, Democratization, Religion and Politics, Islamist Movements, Social Movements, Egyptian Politics, Identity Politics, and Arab Politics.

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?” (Cairo: Shorouk Press, 2007).

He also published several academic articles in leading journals such as The Middle East Journal, Sociology of Islam, Digest of Middle East Studies. He also published policy papers and op-ed pieces in leading newspapers including The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, CNN, and Al-Monitor. 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, Master’s and Bachelor from Cairo University.