Professeur, Washington University (Saint- Louis
  • Anthropologie
Année de promotion

John Bowen, anthropologue américain, enseigne à la Washington University (Saint-Louis), à Sciences-Po Paris et à la London School of Economics. Il concentre ses recherches sur la manière dont l’islam est vécu à travers le monde et plus particulièrement en Europe occidentale et en France.
Il est l’auteur de Can Islam be French ? Pluralism and Pragmatism in a Secularist State (Princeton University Press, 2010, publié en français chez Steinkis en 2011) et de L’islam, un ennemi idéal (Albin Michel, 2014).





  • - “Contours of Sharia in Indonesia”, in Mirjam Künkler and Alfred Stepan, eds. Democracy & Islam in Indonesia, pp. 149-67. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
  • - "Intellectual Pilgrimages and Local Norms in Fashioning Indonesian Islam", Revue d'Etudes sur le Monde Musulman et la Méditerranée, 123: 37-54, 2008. [pdf]
  • - "Normative Pluralism in Indonesia: Regions, Religions, and Ethnicities," in Will Kymlicka and Boagang He, eds., Multiculturalism in Asia: Theoretical Perspectives, pp. 152-69. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. [pdf]
  • - "Fairness and Law in an Indonesian Court", in M. Khalid Masud, David S. Powers, and Ruud Peters, eds., Dispensing Justice in Muslim Courts: Qadis, Procedures and Judgments, pp. 117-41. Leiden: Brill, 2005. [pdf]
  • - "The Development of Southeast Asian Studies in the United States", in David L. Szanton, ed., The Politics of Knowledge: Area Studies and the Disciplines, pp. 386-425. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. 
  • - Islam, Law and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003 (awarded the 2004 Herbert Jacobs Prize by the Law and Society Association for the "outstanding book" of 2003). 

Religion et études comparées

  • - Forthcoming, “Anthropology of Islam”, Encyclopedia of Islam, 3rd edition. Leiden: Brill.
  • - Anthropology and Islamic Law”, in Kristen Stilt and Anvar Emon, eds., Oxford Handbook on Islamic Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • - L’islam: l’ennemi idéal. Paris: Albin Michel, 2014.
  • - Religions in Practice: An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion, 6th revised edition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2013.
  • - A New Anthropology of Islam. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • - Blaming Islam. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012.
  • - "Islamic Adaptations to Western Europe and North America: The Importance of Contrastive Analyses", American Behavioral Scientist, 55: 1601-1615, 2011. [pdf]
  • - “Secularism: Conceptual Genealogy or Political Dilemma?” Comparative Studies in Society and History 52 (3): 680-94, 2010. [pdf]
  • - "Anti-Americanism as Schemas and Diacritics across Indonesia and France," in Peter Katzenstein and Robert Keohane, eds., Anti-Americanisms in World Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006. [pdf]