Myriam Catusse is a political scientist and a CNRS research fellow at the Institut de recherche sur le monde arabe et musulman (IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence). From 2013 to 2017, she headed the department of contemporary studies at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, TPO). She holds a PhD from Sciences-Po Aix-en-Provence (1999) and was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute of Florence (Italy). She teaches for MBA Students at Aix-Marseille University, Sciences-Po Aix and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and also taught at the Paris School for International Affairs.
From 2008 to 2011, she led an ANR-funded (Agence nationale de la recherche) team project called “TANMIA (Development: the fabric of public action in the Middle East?)” and, before that was team leader of a joint French Ministry of Foreign Affairs/CNRS project on “States Facing Social Issue in the Maghreb” (2005-2008). She coordinated with K. Karam and O. Lamloum the research programme Mobilizing and voting. The Lebanese parliamentary elections of June 2009, with the Lebanese Center for Policies Studies (Beirut) and the National Democratic Institute, and the research Program Political Parties’ Development in the Arab World, with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (Beirut) and the International Development Research Center (Ottawa).
She was from 2013 to 2017 a core researcher of two european research programs : WAFAW (ERC), and Power2Youth (FP7). From, 2018 to 2021 she is a core researcher of the ANR-funded team projet on uprising and war in Syria, called Shakk. She is a board member of L’Année du Maghreb and the Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée.
Her research focuses mainly on social issues and mobilizations in the Middle East. She edited and co-edited books on Moroccan Businessmen (2008), on Moroccan (2004) and Lebanese elections (2011), on political parties in Maghreb (2005) and Middle East (2010), on social issues (2005, 2010, 2010), on Arab Youth (2013) and on mobilization in industrial worlds (2018).