Sari Hanafi

Invited Researcher of the DEA programme
Stay in France: from May 26 June 29, 2019

Sari Hanafi is professor of sociology at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and editor-in-chief of Idafat: an Arabic journal of Sociology. Since 2018, he is President of the International Association of Sociology. He was vice-president of the Arab Council for Social Sciences. He has done his work in the field of sociology of migration, political sociology, research policy, and the sociology of religions. He is the author of many articles and fourteen books including Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The Impossible Promise, published in Arabic (CAUS and English (Routledge).

The project 

Title: “Religious curriculum in the Arab universities: absence of the social sciences”

Keywords: political sociology, research policy, sociology of religion  

Selected publications


  • Sari Hanafi and Chin-Chun Yi (Eds) Sociologies in Dialogue. London: Sage, 2019
  • S. Hanafi and Rigas Arvanitis. Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The Impossible Promise. In Arabic, Beirut: Center for Arab Unity Studies; in English, UK: Routledge, 2016
    س. حنفي، ور. ارفانيتس،  البحث العربي ومجتمع المعرفة: رؤية نقدية جديدة. بيروت: مركز دراسات الوحدة العربية.)             
  • S. Hanafi, N. Ben Ghreit-Ramoun and M. Mustafa. (eds.) The Future of the Social Science in the Arab World. Beirut: CAUS. (in Arabic), 2014
  • S. Hanafi, Lex Takkenberg and Leila Hilal (Eds.) UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees: From Relief and Works to Human Development. Routledge, 2014
  • Are Knudsen and S. Hanafi (Eds.) Palestinian Refugees: Identity, Space and Place in the Levant. Routledge, 2010
    in Arabic (2015):اللاجئون الفلسطينيون في المشرق العربي: الهوية والفضاء والمكان. المركز العربي للأبحاث ودراسة السياسات. (تحرير آري كنودسن وساري حنفي)in Beirut: Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.
  • ​2010 ساري حنفي (تحرير) حالة الاستثناء والمقاومة في الوطن العربي. مركز دراسات الوحدة العربية (Ed.) State of Exception and Resistance in The Arab World. Beirut: Center for Arab Unity Studies. 310 p. (Arabic)
  • Adi Ophir and Michal Givoni and S. Hanafi (Ed.) The Power of Inclusive Exclusion: Anatomy of Israeli Rule in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. New York: Zone Books. 634 p. 
    In Arabic: ساري حنفي، عدي أوفير، ميخال جيفوني، سلطة الإقصاء الشامل: تشريح الحكم الإسرائيلي في الأراضي الفلسطينية المحتلة. مركز دراسات الوحدة العربية Beirut: Center for Arab Unity Studies, 2009
  • (Ed.) Crossing borders, shifting boundaries: Palestinian Dilemmas. American University in Cairo Press. 
    In Arabic: Crossing borders, shifting boundaries: Sociology of the Palestinian Return. Beirut: Center of Arab Unity Studies.
    عبور الحدودِ وتبدل الحواجز. سوسيولوجيا العودة الفلسطينيّة. بيروت: مركز دراسات الوحدة العربية.2008
  • Eyal Benvenisti and Chaim Gans and S. Hanafi (Ed.) Israel and the Palestinian Refugees. Berlin: Springer and Max-Planck Institute. 510p, 2007
  • S. Hanafi and Linda Tabar, Donors, International organizations, local NGOs. Emergence of the Palestinian Globalized Elite. Washington: Institute of Palestine Studies and Ramallah: Muwatin.
    in Arabic: 2006, Ramallah: Muwatin and Institute for Jerusalem Studies.400 p.
  • S. Ben néfissa, S. Hanafi, N. Abdel Fattah and C. Milani (Eds.) NGOs and Governance in the Arab World. Issues, Problems and Case Studies. Cairo: American University of Cairo Press.
    In French: 2004, ONG et gouvernance dans le monde arabe.  Paris: Karthala and CEDEJ.
    In Arabic: 2004. Cairo: Center of Political and Strategic Studies of Al Ahram
  • Sarah Bennéfissa and S. Hanafi (Eds.) Pouvoir et associations dans le monde arabe, Paris: CNRS, 2002
Mis à jour le
03 June 2019