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Michel Boivin is a French historian and anthropologist who specializes in the Muslim world. Trained in contemporary history, Islamic studies and ethnology, he is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS: French National Center for Scientific Research) and a member of the CEIAS (Center for South Asian Studies) at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS). He teaches at the EHESS, where he supervises Masters and Ph.D. students. He also gives courses on contemporary constructions of secularism in Europe and in the Muslim world at the Université de Savoie Mont Blanc, and on the historical anthropology of South Asia at Sciences Po Lyon. In 2011, he created the Centre for Social Sciences in Karachi (CSSK), which is hosted by the Alliance Française in Karachi, as well as a collection published by Oxford University Press in Pakistan, the “CSSK Series.” Since 2013, he has been co-directing two seminars at the EHESS: “History and Anthropology of the Muslim Societies of South Asia” and “Authority and Politics in the Sufism of South and Central Asia.” In addition, he contributes to the organization of two CEIAS research groups: “Vernacular Cultures and New Muslim Elites,” with Julien Levesque, and “Gujarati and Sindhi Studies: Societies, Languages and Cultures,” with Pierre Lachaier.
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After studying at Chambéry high school with an emphasis in the humanities, Michel Boivin became an expert on the Modern history of the Muslim world. He holds a DE