Henri Lauzière

Alumnae Teaching Professorship, 2020

Henri Lauzière is Associate Professor of modern Middle Eastern history at Northwestern University. He received his PhD from Georgetown University and prior to coming to Chicago he was a postdoctoral fellow in the study of the Middle East since the First World War at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. His main area of research focuses on Islamic intellectual history in 20th-century Middle East and North Africa, with a particular interest in the ways in which historians process and produce knowledge about ideas. He is the author of The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century, which came out with Columbia University Press in 2016 and has been translated into Arabic in 2018. He has also written various articles on modern Islamic thought and activism in both the Maghreb and the Arab East.