Bernard Haykel is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University where he directs The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.
He also leads a project on Oil and Energy in the Middle East with a focus on the countries of the Persian Gulf. Dr. Haykel’s primary research interests center on Islamic political movements and legal thought as well as the politics and history of Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
He has published extensively on the Salafi movement in both its premodern and modern manifestations, explored in his book Revival and Reform in Islam (Cambridge University Press, 2003). He is presently completing a book on the Salafi movement around the world and, once completed, hopes to turn his attention to a monograph on the modern history of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Haykel obtained his doctorate in 1998 from the University of Oxford.