Amel Boubekeur is the co-director and co-founder of Institute for Social Science Research on Algeria (ISSRA) and a sociologist at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Her research focuses on the political scenes of the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), Euro-Arab relations, and Islam in Europe.
She previously worked as a researcher at the European Council for Foreign Relations, the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, the Brookings Doha Center, the Carnegie Middle East Center, and the Center for European Policy Studies. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago and the Center for Maghreb Studies in Tunis.
Amel Boubekeur is the author of three books and around 40 articles (including in peer-reviewed journals Contemporary Islam, Mediterranean Politics, The Journal of North African Studies, The Year of the Maghreb, Archives en Sciences Sociales des Religions, History of Religions, etc). She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Journal of Law, Society and Power (in Arabic) and she was previously a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Politics, Religion & Ideology.