Rachad Antonius was a full professor in the Department of Sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal until December 2020. He retired in January 2021. He is currently an associate professor in the same department. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Mathematics.
Areas of specialization: quantitative methods, contemporary Arab societies, political conflicts in the Middle East (especially the Israeli-Palestinian conflict), Arab revolts, political Islam, Arab and Muslim minorities in Canada, racism and discrimination.
Many of his publications can be found on the website Les classiques des sciences sociales and on the website of the Institut d’études internationales de Montréal (IEIM).
Identity, ‘race’, freedom of expression. Critical perspectives on some of the debates that fracture the left
Edited by : Rachad Antonius and Normand Baillargeon In recent years, there has been much debate in civil society and universities about freedom of expression, secularism, “race”, sex an...
The Populist Political Style of the Islamist Moroccan party, the PJD
Title of the lecture : 'The «Us» Against the «Others», the Populist Political Style of the Islamist party the PJD' How do religious actors understand an increasingly globalised and pluralistic w...
The representation of non-Islamist Muslims in Sunni Islamist discourse
Full lecture title : 'The representation of non-Islamist Muslims in Sunni Islamist discourse: an intra-religious otherness?' In what ways do non-Brother Muslims (especially secular, liberal and ...
Islamists and international relations
Full title of the conference: "Islamists and International Relations. What worldview? What diplomatic practices? Emergence, evolution and amendment of a culturalist and antagonistic theory of world...
Political and Religious Fields in Morocco. Issues and stakes of power and authority
Conference « Religious Authority in Islam », organised by the Centre for the Study of Cultures and Religions and the Research Unit of the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), on 18 and 19 November 2...
From Islamic Reference to Conservative Pragmatism. The Sinuous Political Discourse of the Moroccan Party of Justice and Development
Online conference organised by Trends Research and Advisory, on the theme The Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab World: Signs of Decline and Strategies to Survive. The lecture of Ali Mostfa starts b...
From Applied Islamology to Applied Islamismology
Lecture given on 14 October 2021 at the Catholic University of Lyon during the conference "Radicalisation leading to violence in the name of Islam, Epistemological, methodological and ethical appro...
The Mihna. Deconstruction and reconsideration of the Mu’tazilite role in the “Inquisition
Abstract The Miḥna has usually been attributed to the Mu‘tazilite theological school as expression of something unusual, a bid‘ah (Islamic innovation) related to a rationalist group of theologia...
The (neo) Muslim Brothers and the new capitalist spirit