Benslama, Fethi


Fethi Benslama is a psychoanalyst, a member of the Tunisian Academy, and the former head of the Psychoanalytical Studies department at Paris Diderot University, where he set up the Centre d’études des radicalisations et de leurs traitements (CERT) in 2017. For fifteen years, he worked in the field of child protection in the Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis. He has gained an international reputation for his research into Islam (La Psychanalyse à l’épreuve de l’islam, Flammarion, 2002), the identity issues faced by migrants, and civil war in the Muslim world (La Guerre des subjectivités en islam, Lignes, 2014). His research, which is anchored in clinical practice, has afforded him deep insight into Islamist radicalization and its violent consequences (Un furieux désir de Sacrifice. Le Surmusulman, Seuil, 2016), including among women (Le Jihadisme des femmes, co-written with the sociologist Farhad Khosrokhavar, Seuil, 2017). His work, which has received a great deal of media attention, has reached a wide public.