Sam Cherribi

Sam Cherribi (PhD, University of Amsterdam) is Senior Lecturer at Emory University in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (MESAS). He also directs the Emory Development Initiative (EDI) which promotes development in low income countries and works with faculty in Emory’s Institute of Human Rights.

Prior to moving to Emory in 2003, Cherribi was a Member of Parliament in The Netherlands for two consecutive four year terms (1994-2002), during which time he also represented The Netherlands in the Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of the West European Union. He speaks five languages fluently.

Dr. Cherribi’s books in English are Fridays of Rage: Aljazeera and the Arab Spring, published by Oxford University Press in 2017, and In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed, published in paperback in 2013, and hardback in 2010 by Oxford University Press.

Cherribi’s research agenda focuses on Islam in Europe, including global Arabic language media such as Al Jazeera and Al Mayadeen, religious and political doctrines, migration, ethnicity, and social cohesion given Europe’s current crisis of identity.