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Tel: (+39)-055-4685-938 (ext: 2938)
Office: VS091

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Robert Schuman Centre

Mentor: Olivier Roy, Luigi Narbone
Thematic Group:  n/a


Leila Seurat defended her PhD in political science at SciencesPo Paris.

Her thesis was on Hamas' foreign policy between 2006 and 2014 and was published at the beginning of 2015 by Les Éditions du CNRS.

After her Phd she started new fieldwork in Lebanon, in which she studies different aspects related to the maintenance of order and to policing in Beirut. She has published a long ethnographic study on the import of community policing in the Lebanese capital. Two others articles are to be published soon; one on policing crowds during the summer 2015 demonstrations and the other on the implications of western donors in the police reform process.

During her fellowship at the European University Institute she will pursue her work on the Hajj in France, focusing both on the pilgrimage market and on the sociological profiles of the pilgrims.

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