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Sari Hanafi American University of Beirut, Lebanon, (Lebanon)

Sari Hanafi is currently a Professor of Sociology at the American University of Beirut and editor of Idafat: the Arab Journal of Sociology (Arabic).  He is the President of the International Sociological Association (2018-2022) and previously its Vice President and member of its Excitative Committee (2010-2018). Recently he created the “Portal for Social impact of scientific research: Targeting Research in/on the Arab World” (PSISR). He was the Vice President of the board of the Arab Council of Social Science (2012-2016). He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales-Paris (1994). He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on the sociology of religion, sociology of (forced) migration; politics of scientific research; civil society, elite formation and transitional justice. Among his recent books is: Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The Impossible Promise. (with R. Arvanitis) (in Arabic, Beirut: CAUS and in English, Routledge -2016). He is the winner of 2014 Abdelhamid Shouman Award and 2015 Kuwait Award for social science.