Roy Olivier
Roy Olivier

Olivier Roy (1949) is currently joint-chair at the RSCAS and SPS department of the EUI. Previously he has been senior researcher at the French CNRS and Professor at the EHESS (Paris). He headed the OSCE’s Mission for Tajikistan (1993-94) and was a Consultant for the UN Office of the Coordinator for Afghanistan (1988). He has been heading the ERC funded project “ReligioWest” since 2011. His field works include Political Islam, Middle East, Islam in the West and comparative religions.
Prof. Roy received an “Agrégation de Philosophie” (1972) and a Ph.D. in Political Sciences. In 2008-2009 he has been a visiting Professor at Berkeley University.
He is the author, among other books, of “Globalized Islam” (Columbia University Press), 2004, and “Holy Ignorance” (Oxford UP), 2010. Among his last books : “En Quête de l’Orient perdu” (Seuil 2014), “ISIS Generation. Who are the young men who chose Caliphate and why they fight Western world”, (published in Italy 1st June 2017 by la Feltrinelli), “The Holy Ignorance, Religions without culture” (just been republished by la Feltrinelli).
He is presently working on “Islamic norms in the public sphere”, conversions and apostasy and comparative religions.

ultimo aggiornamento: agosto 2019