Sam Cherribi

Senior Lecturer

Office: Tarbutton Hall 112A

Phone: 404-727-7909

Fax: 404-727-7532


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  • Ph.D., University of Amsterdam, 2000


Sam Cherribi (PhD, University of Amsterdam) is senior lecturer in sociology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where 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. His most recent book (In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed) has been published in paperback in 2013 by Oxford University Press.


European Politics & Public Policy, Islam in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Arab spring, Development in Low Income Countries, and European Union Governance.

Race, Religion, Ethnicity in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, political engagement, riots and revolutions; (Al Jazeera) media framing and contested issues in the public space; political elites; European Islam.