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Ricardo René Larémont

Professor, Political Science/Sociology; Professor, Political Science/Sociology

Political Science; Sociology


Ricardo René Larémont is professor of political science and sociology at Binghamton University and an Atlantic Council Senior Scholar. His principal books include: Altasawuf al-maghrebi: qadaya muasira (with Khalid Bekkaoui) (Moroccan Cultural Studies Centre, 2017); Pursuing Security and Shared Development in EuroMediterranean Migrations(with Emanuela Claudia del Re) (Aracne, 2017); Revolution, Revolt, and Reform in North Africa (Routledge: 2013); Al-rabia al-arabi: al-intifada w'al islah w'al-thawra (with Youssef Sawani) (Al-Maaref, 2013); Islamic Law and Politics in Northern Nigeria (Africa World Press: 2011); Borders, Nationalism, and the African State (Lynne Rienner: 2005); The Causes of War and the Consequences of Peacekeeping in Africa (Heinemann: 2002); and, Islam and the Politics of Resistance in Algeria, 1783-1992 (Africa World Press: 2000). His research has been supported by the Carnegie Corporation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, the Office of Naval Research, and the United States Department of Education.Larémont obtained a bachelor's degree cum laude from New York University School of Arts and Sciences, a juris doctor from the New York University School of Law, and a doctorate from Yale University.


  • PhD, Yale University
  • JD, New York University School of Law
  • BA, New York University

Research Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Islamic Law
  • Islamic Politics
  • Conflict Resolution

Teaching Interests

  • Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • Political Islam
  • Development of the Modern State
  • Nationalism


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching