Raphaël Lefèvre is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Sunni Islamist movements in Lebanon.
Lefèvre is currently the Rank-Manning Junior Research Fellow in Social Sciences at the University of Oxford (New College). He holds a doctorate in politics and international relations from the University of Cambridge where he was a Gates Scholar and the recipient of the 2015 Bill Gates Sr. Award.
Lefèvre is the author of Ashes of Hama: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria (Oxford University Press, 2013) and co-author of State and Islam in Baathist Syria: Confrontation or Co-Optation? (Lynne Rienner, 2012). His publications on Islamist movements in the Middle East and North Africa have appeared in the Guardian, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Sada, and the Journal of North African Studies.