Sari Hanafi is the founder of the “Portal for Social impact of scientific research in/on the Arab World” (Athar). He is currently a professor of sociology at AUB and chair of the Islamic Studies program. He is the president of the International Sociological Association and was the vice president of the board of the Arab Council of Social Science. Sari is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on the sociology of religion, sociology of (forced) migration; politics of scientific research; civil society, elite formation and transitional justice. He is as well the editor of Idafat: the Arab Journal of Sociology (Arabic)
His recent books include: Knowledge Production in the Arab World: The Impossible Promise. (with R. Arvanitis). He is the winner of the 2014 Abdelhamid Shouman Award and the 2015 Kuwait Award for social science. In 2019, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) of the National University of San Marcos (the first and the leading university in Lima- Peru – established in 1551).
Issues of Expertise
Sociology of religion, sociology of (forced) migration; politics of scientific research; civil society, elite formation and transitional justice
Countries/Regions of Expertise
Arabic, French, English