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DAZEY, Margot


Max Weber Fellow 2018-2019

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-333  (ext: 2333)
Office: VR 028

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

Departmental affiliation: Political and Social Sciences

Mentor: Oliver Roy
Thematic Group: Citizenship and Migration


Margot Dazey is a Max Weber Fellow in Political and Social Sciences interested in the nexus of religion and politics. Her research explores the legitimacy-building strategies of organizations, the construction of group consciousness as well as the culture and identity of faith-based institutions.

She will complete her PhD in Political Science at the University of Cambridge in 2018. Her dissertation examines the politics of respectability of Islamic organizations in France, and unpacks the subtle trade-offs Muslim actors need to negotiate between political pressures for a ‘civil Islam’ and intra-community expectations for ‘religious authenticity’.

During her fellowship at the European University Institute, she intends to investigate the emergence of Islamic bourgeoisies in Europe, as well as expand her dissertation work into a book.

She is an alumna in Social Sciences of the École Normale Supérieure (Paris), and holds a BA and a MPhil in History from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne as well as a BA in Arabic from the INALCO (Paris). She was a Knox Scholar at Trinity College (Cambridge, UK) and spent the 2017-2018 year as a Fox Fellow at Yale University.

Margot has taught classes in Comparative Politics, Sociology of Religion and Middle Eastern History at the University of Cambridge, the École Normale Supérieure and the University of Cergy-Pontoise, and was a teaching assistant in Political Economy at Yale University and Sciences Po Paris.


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