MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Prof. Jeremy Keen

Social Anthropologist; political and security consultant. Author of c. 300 publications on North Africa (specialising in Algeria, Sahara and Sahel). Books include: War in the Sahel. (forthcoming); Report on In Ames: inquest cover-up and Western involvement in Algerian state crimes; The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa; The Dark Sahara: America’s War on Terror in Africa; The Sahara: Past, Present & Future (ed); The Lesser Gods of the Sahara; The Tuareg: People of Ahaggar; Sahara Man: Travelling with the Tuareg (2001). Fieldwork in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mali, Niger and Mauritania (1960s & 1970s; 1999-present.

Doctorate, Exeter University
Current or most recent Employer

Visiting Prof; Consultant

QMUL (Visiting - Honorary)
Time in Post - 6

Organisation Type: Consultant/Self-employed

Regional Expertise

Algeria, Libya, Morocco,

Disciplinary or professional background

Anthropology, Development Studies, Political science, Sociology, Other

Contact Info

+44 (0)1747 828053

Visiting Professor School of Law Queen Mary University of London
Social Media

n/a (Other)

Public Profiles

contact direct

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Governance (National) ( 50 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 50 years )

Economic development ( 50 years )

Conflict & Security ( 50 years )

Work relates to groups

Children ( 20 years )

Youth ( 20 years )

Elderly ( 20 years )

Women ( 20 years )

Refugees ( 20 years )

displaced ( 20 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Poverty/deprivation reduction

Governance (National)

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Economic development

Humanitarianism & emergency relief

Conflict & Security


Academic publications

Academic conferences

Professional or Trade Press



Policy Briefs

Consultancy Reports