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Amin El Yousfi

PhD Scholar


Amin (Amine) El Yousfi was awarded the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship to commence his PhD in 2015-16.

Click here to read Amin's blog post when he reflected on his first year on the doctoral programme at Cambridge.

Amin's project is supervised by Dr Shana Cohen and focuses on Muslim leadership. The broader aim of his thesis is to understand the role of local Muslim leaders, namely imams and mosques' committee members. Through interviews and participant observation, it aspires to show the diverse aspects of committee members and imams' daily practice of leadership in their relationship with several actors.

After getting a Master degree in Economics, Amin's interest in interfaith dialogue and Muslim thought and practice has led him to do an MA in Political Sociology and Public Policy. Coming from Casablanca, Morocco, he is the co-founder of the Moroccan Centre for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship and also a research member of the Moroccan Centre of Social Sciences. Amin is also a member of both the Cambridge Muslims in Europe Postgraduate Forum (CMEPF) and the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS).

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