Adib Bencherif is an Assistant Professor at the School of Applied Politics of the University of Sherbrooke. He teaches courses in applied political science and courses on Africa and the Middle East. He is also a research associate at the Sahel Research Group of the Center for African Studies of the University of Florida, as well as at the UNESCO-PREV Chair and at the Centre Francopaix of the Chaire Raoul-Dandurand at UQAM. He obtained his PhD from the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Sahel Research Group at the University of Florida (2019-2021). His main research interests focus on security issues, identity issues, and political violence in North Africa and the Sahel. His research focuses on nomadic communities, specifically the Tuareg. An advocate of an applied social science approach, he provides training in political risk analysis and regularly participates in consulting activities to facilitate conflict analysis and resolution and the prevention of radicalization. He has published numerous scientific articles in French and English and co-edited a book on political risk analysis.
- Political Violence
- Adib Bencherif, “Unpacking “glocal” jihad: from the birth to the “sahelisation’ of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,” Critical studies on terrorism, 14:3 (2021): 335-353.
- Adib Bencherif, “Des élites touarègues face aux trafics de drogues. Quelles recompositions morales et sociopolitiques ?,” Politique africaine, 3 (2021): 61-83.
- Adib Bencherif & Frédéric Mérand (dir.), L’analyse du risque politique (PUM, 2021).
- Adib Bencherif & G. Vlavonou, “Reflexive Tension: An Auto-Ethnographic Journey through International Relations Discipline in Western Academic Training,” African Identities (2020): 1-20.
- Adib Bencherif, Aurélie Campana & Daniel Stockemer, “Lethal Violence in Civil War: Trends and Micro-dynamics of Violence in the Northern Mali Conflict (2012-2015),” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, (2020): 1-23.