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Julien Levesque


Julien Levesque is a political sociologist whose work focuses on socio-political dynamics in South Asian Muslim societies. His interdisciplinary approach draws on political studies, history, anthropology and cultural studies. He is currently Head Researcher at the Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, and is affiliated with the Centre for South Asian Studies (CEIAS), EHESS, Paris, as a post-doc researcher. He holds a PhD (2016) in Political Science from the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS). His doctoral research focused on nationalism and identity construction in Sindh after Pakistan’s independence. His ongoing work looks at dynamics of caste and leadership among Muslims in North India (Delhi, UP) and Pakistan (Sindh).

Main research interests:

  • political sociology of Islam and Muslims in South Asia;
  • interplay between politics, culture, and religion (Islam);
  • nationalism and identity formation;
  • sociology of activism and leadership, life course analysis.


Directions of work or proceedings2 documents

  • Julien Levesque, Laurence Gautier. Historicizing Sayyid-ness: Social Status and Muslim Identity in South Asia. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 30 (3), 2020. ⟨hal-02890484⟩
  • Julien Levesque, Michel Boivin, Matthew A. Cook. Discovering Sindh’s Past: Selections from the Journal of the Sindh Historical Society, 1934-1948. Oxford University Press, 2017, 9780199407804. ⟨halshs-02464300⟩

Journal articles2 documents

  • Laurence Gautier, Julien Levesque. Introduction: Historicizing Sayyid-ness: Social Status and Muslim Identity in South Asia. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2020, Historicizing Sayyid-ness: Social Status and Muslim Identity in South Asia, 30 (3), pp.383-393. ⟨10.1017/S1356186320000139⟩. ⟨halshs-02496484⟩
  • Julien Levesque, Camille Bui. Umar Marvi and the Representation of Sindh: Cinema and Modernity in the Margins. BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies, 2014, 5 (2), pp.119-128. ⟨10.1177/0974927614547990⟩. ⟨hal-01916985⟩

Book sections3 documents

  • Julien Levesque. From Student Organizations to Ethnic Parties: Sindhi Nationalism during One Unit. Jürgen Schaflechner; Christina Oesterheld; Ayesha Asif. Pakistan: Alternative Imag(in)ings of the Nation-State, Oxford University Press, pp.247-286, 2020, 9780190701314. ⟨halshs-02464306⟩
  • Michel Boivin, Matthew A. Cook, Julien Levesque. Introduction. Michel Boivin; Matthew A. Cook; Julien Levesque. Discovering Sindh’s Past: Selections from the Journal of the Sindh Historical Society, 1934-1948, Oxford University Press, pp.1-14, 2017, 9780199407804. ⟨halshs-02464285⟩
  • Julien Levesque. “Sindhis are Sufi by Nature”: Sufism as a Marker of Identity in Sindh. Deepra Dandekar; Torsten Tschacher. Islam, Sufism and Everyday Politics of Belonging in South Asia, Routledge, pp.212-227, 2016, 9781138910683. ⟨halshs-02464387v2⟩

Preprints, Working Papers, ...1 document

  • Julien Levesque. Debates on Muslim Caste in North India and Pakistan: from colonial ethnography to pasmanda mobilization. 2020. ⟨hal-02697381⟩

Reports1 document

  • Julien Levesque, Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman. Tension in the Rolling Hills: Burmese Population and Border Trade in Mizoram. [Research Report] 14, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. 2008. ⟨halshs-02363277⟩

Theses1 document

  • Julien Levesque. Être sindhi au Pakistan : nationalisme, discours identitaire et mobilisation politique (1930-2016). Science politique. EHESS - Paris, 2016. Français. ⟨tel-01916988⟩

Other publications12 documents

  • Julien Levesque. La caste joue-t-elle un rôle politique chez les musulmans en Inde ?. GIS Asie, 2021. ⟨hal-03196807⟩
  • Julien Levesque. Does caste play a political role among Muslims in India?. GIS Asie, 2021. ⟨hal-03196813⟩
  • Julien Levesque. The Story of Transnational Islam. Book review: Simon W. Fuchs, In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi’ism between Pakistan and the Middle East (U. of North Carolina Press, 2019). The Book Review, 2020, pp.7-8. ⟨hal-02868522⟩
  • Julien Levesque. Muslim politics and the 2020 Bihar Election. 2020. ⟨hal-03039788⟩
  • Jean-Thomas Martelli, Julien Levesque. Modi II : succès électoral et premières mesures phares. 2019. ⟨hal-02377834⟩
  • Julien Levesque, Jean-Thomas Martelli. Modi II : succès électoral et premières mesures phares. Lettres d'Inde, 2019, pp.12-14. ⟨halshs-02464418⟩
  • Julien Levesque. Pakistan. Images économiques du monde 2019, 2018, pp.319-321. ⟨halshs-02363304⟩
  • Julien Levesque. L'idée de Pakistan. La vie des idées, 2017. ⟨halshs-02363282⟩
  • Julien Levesque. Pakistan. Images économiques du monde 2018, 2017, pp.328-329. ⟨halshs-02363306⟩
  • Julien Levesque. Karachi: A History of Violence. Books & Ideas, 2015. ⟨halshs-02475379⟩
  • Julien Levesque. Book Review: Alix Philippon, Soufisme et politique au Pakistan: Le mouvement barelwi à l’heure de la ‘guerre contre le terrorisme'. South Asia Research, 2015, pp.140-142. ⟨10.1177/0262728014561078⟩. ⟨hal-01916986⟩
  • Julien Levesque. Managing Diversity in Pakistan: Nationalism, Ethnic Politics and Cultural Resistance [review essay]. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 2013. ⟨halshs-00960410⟩

Conference papers1 document

  • Julien Levesque. La force du modèle dynastique au Pakistan : étude de trois partis politiques du Sindh. Congrès de l'Association française de science politique, Jul 2013, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02530946⟩