Associate Professor, Sociology, NSSR
Benoit Challand is associate professor in Sociology at the New School for Social Research in New York. He holds a PhD in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute in Florence (2005) and has taught, among other, at the University of Fribourg and at NYU (Kevorkian Center for Near East Studies), New York. He has published on civil society promotion, popular mobilization, and Islamic charities in the Arab world, with a focus on Palestine and Tunisia. He is also the author of articles on identity and religion in Europe and has co-authored, with Cambridge University Press (2013), Imagining Europe. Myth, Memory and Identify (with Chiara Bottici).