Dr Jerome Drevon is a research fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Jerome is particularly interested in the study of civil wars, contentious politics, and political violence. He has developed an innovative research agenda on armed violence based on institutionalism, social movement studies, and social network analysis.
After completing his PhD in International Relations at Durham, Jerome obtained a post-doctoral position at the University of Manchester before coming to Oxford. Jerome worked extensively on Egyptian salafi jihadi groups and networks when he was in Durham and Manchester. His research was published in numerous academic journals and book chapters, including Mediterranean Politics and the Middle East Journal. Jerome is currently completing a book on the management of jihadist strategies based on his doctoral study of the Egyptian Islamic and Jihad groups (al-jamaʿa al-islamiyya and jamaʿa al-jihad, the latter being also known as the Egyptian Islamic Jihad).
At Oxford, Jerome will continue his work on non-state armed groups and focus specifically on the comparative institutionalisation of salafi jihadi armed groups in civil war settings, based on the case study of the Syrian civil war.