Wilson Center Projects
Jihadism in Northwest Africa: Doctrines, Debates, and Politics
Alex Thurston is Assistant Professor of Teaching in the African Studies Program at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He specializes in the study of Islam and politics in West Africa and North Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown. In 2013-2014, he was an International Affairs Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations.