Sari Hanafi

  • Position Director of the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, American University of Beirut
  • Biography

    Sari Hanafi is currently a Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies and Chair of the Islamic Studies program at the American University of Beirut.

    He is the President of the International Sociological Association. Recently he created the “Portal for Social impact of scientific research in/on the Arab World” (Athar). He is as well editor of Idafat: the Arab Journal of Sociology (Arabic).

    Among his recent books are: The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Middle East, Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The Impossible Promise. (with R. Arvanitis). He is the winner of 2014 Abdelhamid Shouman Award and 2015 Kuwait Award for social science. In 2019, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) of the National University of San Marcos (the first and the leading university in Lima- Peru – established in 1551).

    #IpevLive session – May 18, 2021 Navigating the Transition from Violent Radicalization in the Context of Autocracy