Nabil Mouline

Nabil Mouline

Visiting Scholar, ARD

Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

Research Interests

state building, legitimacy, religious authority, Arab monarchies, Gulf, Middle East studies


Nabil Mouline is a senior researcher in The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS). Prior to this, he was a research professor at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (Sciences Po).
He earned a Ph.D. in history from the Paris-Sorbonne University and a Ph.D. in political science from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (Sciences Po).
He is the author, among other works, of The Imaginary Caliphate of Ahmad al-Mansûr: Power and Diplomacy in Morocco in the 16th Century (PUF, Paris, 2009) and The Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia (PUF, Paris, 2011). Cambridge University Press and Yale University Press will publish the English translation of these two books in 2014 respectively.
During his residency at Stanford, he will work on a book on the sociological history of Saudi Arabia.