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Mahfoud Ali Zoui

Mahfoud Ali Zoui is an associate lecturer of civilization at the Faculty of Letters and Languages, 8 Mai 1945–Guelma University, Algeria. His primary research interests include civilization studies, Islam in minority contexts, religious pluralism, religion and law, inter- civilizational dialogue, and radicalization and violent extremism. Mahfoud is a member of the African Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ACLARS) and its Publications Committee. He has been a visiting scholar at research centers and universities worldwide, including the Center of Religious Studies (Trento, Italy), Dialogue Institute at Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), and Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Ibn Haldun University (Istanbul, Turkey).

Mahfoud’s numerous peer-reviewed articles and conference papers include “Covid-19, Power Imbalance, and the Reshaping of State-Religion Relations in North Africa: The Algerian Context”; “British Muslims in the Post-9/11 Era: The Challenge of Visibility and Media Misrepresentation”; “Freedom of Expression and the Right to Offend: Western vs. Islamic Perspectives”; “The Ideological Foundations of Takfiri Violent Extremism”; and “Religion and the Work Environment in Algeria: Is There a Legal Vacuum in the Accommodation of Religious Practice in the Workplace?”