Political Science Faculty

Jonathan Laurence



Jonathan Laurence received a B.A from Cornell University, a C.E.P. at Sciences Po, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. His principal areas of teaching and research are comparative politics and religion and politics in Western Europe, Turkey and North Africa. Prof. Laurence's latest book, The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims, was published by Princeton University Press in 2012, and received awards for Best Book in religion and politics and migration and citizenship from the American Political Science Association. His next book, Coping with Defeat: Sunni Islam, Roman Catholicism and the Modern State, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press.

Professor Laurence is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and an Affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard. His Ph.D. thesis in political science (Harvard, 2006) was awarded the American Political Science Association's Harold D. Lasswell Prize in 2006, as the best dissertation in public policy completed in 2004 or 2005. He is a former fellow of the American Academy in Berlin, Wissenchaftszentrum Berlin, Transatlantic Academy, LUISS University-Rome and Sciences Po-Paris.