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Prof. Randi Deguilhem

I am professor with the CNRS, Centre tiol de la Recherche Scientifique, in France, Aix Marseille University, research unit TELEMMe UMR 7303 in Aix en Provence. My is Islamic law of the waqf endowments in the Islamic world with a focus on the Syrian regions with a timeframe from the latter part of the Ottoman period through the French Mandate in Syria and Lebanon and up to the contemporary period. In this respect, I study the evolution of Islamic and state law with respect to the waqf, with some reference to the Christian and Jewish waqf, and I also research specific case studies of Ottoman waqf, i.e., norms and practices of waqf. With respect to waqf research, I organised an Intertiol Research Network, a GDRI, funded by the CNRS and nine international and national partners in Tunisia, Algeria, Palestine, Lebanon/Syria/Jordan, the UAE, Malaysia and Japan.

Doctorate, New York Univ., and also a Habilitation, Univ. of Provence, France
Current or most recent Employer

Professor, Director of National and International Research Programmes

CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Time in Post - 23

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, State of Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates,

Disciplinary or professional background

Humanities, Law, Other

Contact Info

Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Gender equality

Islamic finance ( 8 years )

Work relates to groups

Women ( 5 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

Gender equality

Islamic finance


Academic publications

Academic conferences

Professional or Trade Press
Publications in academic jourls, my CV lists some of the publications.

Several interviews


Social Media
I produced a documentary on Syrian women which I filmed in Damascus in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Policy Reports

Policy Briefs

Consultancy Reports