Margot Dazey

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Cambridge University
Project Title: 
Understanding Islamic Revivalist networks in France

Margot is a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Dr. Sara Silvestri. Funded by a Knox scholarship (Trinity College, Cambridge), Margot’s doctoral research examines the ways Muslim activists engage with broader Muslim communities and public spheres in France. In particular, she seeks to explore how everyday revivalist narratives and practices are actively reworked in the socio-political settings of French cities and how ‘islamisation’ dynamics operate within Muslim-minority contexts. Margot is currently a visiting PhD student at the Centre for International Studies, Institut d’Études Politiques, Paris. She previously studied Social and Political Sciences at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, and also holds an MPhil in Middle Eastern History from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic studies from the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO). Her research interests span social movements, Muslim diasporas, faith-based activism, and ethnography of religion.