associate, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Jocelyne Cesari is an associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and teaches at the Harvard Divinity School and in the department of government. Cesari is a French political scientist, tenured at the French National Center for Scientific Research in Paris and specializes 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. She also coordinates the islamopedia website. 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, Cesari has published 13 books and more than 50 articles in European and American journals. Her most recent books are When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and in the United States and European Muslims and the Secular State. Her forthcoming book is Muslims in the West After 9/11: Religion, Politics, and Law. She has also received grants to write the reports "Islam and Fundamental Rights" and "The Religious Consequences of September 11, 2001, on Muslims in Europe" for the European Commission.