Dominique Avon is French and lives in France.
Director of Studies in section 5 (Religious Sciences — Sunni Islam) of the École pratique des hautes études, Dominique Avon taught in Egypt (1992‒1994), in Lebanon (2004‒2005) and in the United States (2014).
He is member of the GSRL Research Center (UMR 8582). 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).