Mr Jerome Drevon, PhD Candidate
Jerome Drevon is a PhD Candidate at Durham University. His main research interests are comparative politics, insurgency, civil war, social network studies, social network analysis, and qualitative research methodologies. Jerome's thesis is designed as a comparative analysis of the Islamic and Jihad Group in Egypt based on field research and interviews. This thesis endeavours to theorise militant groups' organisational evolution in semi-authoritarian regimes.
Jerome has travelled extensively across the Middle East and lived in Egypt, Lebanon, the occupied Palestinian territories and Syria. Before his PhD, he worked in several NGOs and research centres in Europe and in the Middle East
- Introduction to Middle East Politics (80 hours/year.)
- Drevon, Jerome (2015). The Emergence and Construction of the Violent Salafi Milieu in Egypt. In Political Violence in Context: Time, Space and Milieu. European Consortium for Political Research.
Journal papers: academic
- Drevon, Jerome (Published). Democracy and Islamist Violence: Lessons from Post-Mubarak Egypt. Digest of Middle East Studies 23(1): 1-14.
- Drevon, Jerome (2015). The Emergence of Ex-Jihadi Political Parties in Post-Mubarak Egypt. The Middle East Journal
- Drevon, Jerome (Accepted). Review of Lisa Blaydes, Elections and Distributive Politics in Mubarak's Egypt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). New Middle Eastern Studies 3.
- Drevon, Jerome (2014), Organisationally Mediated Dynamics of Armed Violence in Egypt, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Glasgow, UK.
- Drevon, Jerome (2014), The Diffusion of Transnational Salafi jihadi Ideas in Egypt, Fourth Global International Studies Conference. Frankfurt, Germany.
- Drevon, Jerome (2013), Democracy and Islamist violence: Lessons from Post-Mubarak Egypt, Middle East Dialogue 2013, organised by The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO). Washington, USA.
- Drevon, Jerome (2013), Renouncing Jihad? A New Interpretation of the Revisions of Islamist Armed Groups in Egypt, Islam and Conflict Transformation. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
- Drevon, Jerome (2013), The Adoption of a Salafi Jihadi Approach to Islam by Salafi Youths in Cairo, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Sciences Po Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
- Drevon, Jerome (2013), Towards a new approach to the study of the role of Islamist ideology in violent contexts, Middle East Studies Association (MESA). New Orleans, USA.
- Drevon, Jerome (2012), A Social Movement Theory Study of Ex-”Jihadi” Political Parties in Egypt, Research Seminars at the School of Government and International Affairs. Durham University, Durham, UK.
- Drevon, Jerome (2012), Ethical Commitments and the Security of the Interviewees in Political Violence Research, Conducting Fieldwork in Development Contexts: Reflexive Approaches to Practical Issues. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
- Drevon, Jerome (2012), The Adoption of Salafi Jihadi Positions by Salafi Youths in Cairo, Political Studies Association Graduate Network. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
- Drevon, Jerome (2012), The Emergence of Ex-Jihadi Political Parties in Post-Mubarak Egypt, Changes and Continuity in the Middle East and Central Asia. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
Other media: research
- Drevon, Jerome (2014). An Interview of Muhammad Omar Abd al-Rahman. Oxford Islamic Studies Online