Dominique Avon is French and lives in France.
Professor of modern history at the Université du Maine (Le Mans, France), Dominique Avon taught in Egypt (1992‒1994), in Lebanon (2004‒2005) and in the United States (2014).
He is member of the CERHIO Research Center (UMR 6258). His scientific field of research includes religious phenomena, scholars and the history of ideas.
He is also the coordinator of the academic community named HEMED (Euro-Mediterranean History).