Dominique Avon is French and lives in France.
Director of Studies at EPHE (École Pratique des Hautes-Études), PSL, chair “Intellectual history of contemporary Sunnism”, Dominique Avon is an associate professor of history and licentiate in Arabic.
He was lecturer at the University of Montpellier-III, then Professor at the University of Maine, in Le Mans.
He taught in Egypt (1992-1994) and in Lebanon (2004-2005). He has been a visiting professor in the United States (2014), Belgium (winter 2015-2016) and Italy (April-May 2020). He is a member of the GSRL-Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités laboratory (UMR 8582).
He is responsible of the “DCIE” collection (editions Peter Lang). He has authored, edited or co-edited around twenty books including La liberté de conscience. Histoire d’une notion et d’un droit (Rennes, PUR, 2020).