Khalil al-Anani
Associate Professor, Head of Program

Dr. Khalil al-Anani is an Associate Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He previously taught at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, George Mason University, and Durham University. His research focuses on Comparative Politics, Democratization, Religion and Politics, Islamist Movements, Social Movements, Egyptian Politics, Identity Politics, and Arab Politics.

Prof. al-Anani has published several books (in English and Arabic) including "Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: Religion, Identity, and Politics" (Oxford University Press, 2016), "Elections and Democratization in the Middle East" (co-editor, Palgrave MacMillan, 2014), and "The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Gerontocracy Fighting against Time?" (Cairo: Shorouk Press, 2007).

He also published several academic papers and journal articles in leading journals such as The Middle East Journal, Sociology of Islam, Digest of Middle East Studies. He also published policy papers and op-ed pieces in leading newspapers including The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, CNN, and Al-Monitor. He participated in several international conferences and gave lectures at different academic institutions such as Harvard University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Durham University, and Florida International University.

Prof. al-Anani serves on the editorial board of Sociology of Islam journal and has affiliations with different academic associations including American Political Science Association (APSA), Middle East Studies Association (MESA), British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), and American Academy of Religion (AAR). He also served as a reviewer for several academic journals including The Middle East Journal, Mediterranean Politics, Democratization, Mediterranean Politics, Third World Quarterly, and Digest of Middle East Studies.

Education: Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science, Durham University, UK.

Languages: Arabic, English, and French.

​Research Interests

Comparative Politics, Democratization, Religion and Politics, Islamist Movements, Social Movements, Egyptian Politics, Identity Politics, and Arab Politics.

Current Research

Dr. Khalil al-Anani is conducting a research project that explores the status and future of Islamist movements in post-Arab Spring era. He examines the impact of the Arab uprisings on Islamists’ ideology, discourse, and organizations. He also working on a project that examines the impact of religion on democratic transition in Egypt.

Teaching Interests

Comparative Politics, Democratization, Religion and Politics, Political Islam, Social Movements, Revolutions and Uprisings, Political Thought, Egyptian Politics, Identity Politics, and Arab Politics.

Tought Courses

  1. Comparative Politics
  2. Democratization
  3. Social Movements
  4. Revolutions and Uprisings
  5. Political Islam
  6. Political Thought (Arab and Western)
  7. Identity Politics
  8. Middle East Politics
  9. Religion and Society in the Middle East
  10. Egyptian Politics and Society

Books:

1.      Khalil al-Anani, "Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: Religion, Identity, and Politics" (New York: Oxford University Press), 2016.

2.      Khalil al-Anani (co-editor), "Elections and Democratization in the Middle East" ­(New York: Palgrave Macmillan), 2014.

 3.    خليل العناني، "الإخوان المسلمون في مصر: شيخوخة تصارع الزمن؟" (القاهرة: مكتبة الشروق الدولية)، 2007.

Chapters :

4.      "Unpacking the Sacred Canopy: Egypt's Salafis between Religion and Politics", in Francesco Cavatorta and Fabio Merone (Ed.), Salafism After The Arab Awakening: Contending with People's Power, (London: Hurst), 2016.

5.      "Egypt: The New Puritans", in Robin Wright (Ed.) The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are, (Washington: USIP Press), 2012.

6.      'Egypt and the EU in the Post-Mubarak Era', in 'The Future of the Mediterranean: Which Way f       or Europe and North Africa? (Berlin: Bertelsmann Stiftung), 2013.

 Journal Articles:

7.      "Upended Path: The Rise and Fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood", The Middle East Journal, Vol. 69, No. 4, Fall 2015.

8.      'Pious Way to Politics: The Rise of Political Salafism in Egypt in Post-Mubarak Egypt', Digest of Middle East Studies Journal, Vol. 22:1, April 2013.

9.      'The Power of the Jama'a: The Role of Hasan al-Banna in Constructing the Collective Identity of the Muslim Brotherhood', Sociology of Islam Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Fall 2012.

10.    'Islamist Parties in the post-Arab Spring", Mediterranean Politics, vol. 17, issue 3, 2012.

Email: khalil.alanani@dohainstitute.edu.qa​​​​

Tel: +974 40356933

Mail Address

Khalil al-Anani

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

School of Social Sciences and Humanities 

P.O.Box: 200592 

Doha, Qatar