Youssef Boutahar is currently an Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at ENS (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez. He holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Studies (North African and Middle Eastern Studies) from the same university. While interested in Public Policy, Postcolonial Discourse Analysis, Gender Studies, and Digital Humanities, his current research and writing focus on religious minorities in the post-uprising MENA region in addition to post-9/11 stories of white women hostages in the Middle East. He has contributed as a discussant and a speaker on numerous panels at national and international conferences in Europe and the US, and has recently published a number of articles and book chapters on political Islam, identity politics, Barbary captivity narratives, and white women’s contemporary Muslim captivity memoirs
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