is educated in Law, Islamic Sciences and Political Sciences. He is Directeur de Recherche at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He was appointed in 2010 Director of the Centre Jacques-Berque in Rabat, Morocco. He is also guest lecturer in Islamic law and socio-legal sciences at the University of Louvain and at the Institute for advanced studies in the social sciences (EHESS), Paris. He has published extensively in the field of the sociology and anthropology of law, legislation and media, especially in the Middle East. His current work involves a praxiological approach to the production of truth in Arab contexts, including courts and parliaments, scientific expertise, the media, and religious education. He also(co-)edited numerous volumes, the last one being Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East (with M. Ababsa and E. Denis, American University in Cairo Press, 2012), and single-authored several books, e.g. Practices of Truth (Benjamins, 2011), Adjudication in Action: An Ethnomethodology of Law, Moral and Justice (Ashgate, 2011), and La Charia. Des sources à la pratique, un concept pluriel (La Découverte, 2014).