Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Mohammed Masbah
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Summary

Mohammed Masbah is a junior research fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies in the United States.

He is a political sociologist whose work centers on Salafism, political Islam, authoritarianism and youth movements, with a focus on North Africa.

Previously, Dr Masbah was a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, and prior to that, he was a fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in Berlin, where he worked on the project 'Elite change and new social mobilization in the Arab world'.

He also previously served as an expert for the Moroccan minister of communication.

Dr Masbah obtained his PhD in Sociology from Mohammad V University in Rabat. His dissertation examined the processes of radicalization and deradicalization of Moroccan Salafis since Casablanca bombings in 2003.

Expertise

  • Political Islam
  • Jihadism
  • Morocco
  • Youth movements

Experience

2016 -

Junior Research Fellow, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

2015-16

Non-resident Scholar, Carnegie Middle East Center

2012-14

Research Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs