Caroline Barbary

Post-doctoral researcher

Caroline Barbary is a Postdoctoral researcher of the ERC StG project LIVE-AR. As part of this project, she is working on the biographical consequences of Moroccan activists who participated in the February 20th movement. She holds a PhD in Political Sociology from Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her PhD thesis focused on the study of networks of revolutionary youth in Egypt, their forms of collective action and their recompositions during the period 2011-2017. From an in-depth empirical work and a theoretical perspective combining subaltern studies and sociology of mobilizations, she reconstructed the biographical trajectories of a multitude of actors, which she articulated to the organizational dynamics of parties and informal collectives, and to the political reconfigurations of the revolutionary and post-revolutionary period. After her PhD she followed the Early Career program funded by the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) and she was hosted at the CEDEJ in Cairo.


  •  (with Azzeddine El Faraa), « Social Movements and Protests in Morocco in the Arab Revolution Context: The Dynamics of Identity and the Transformation of Authoritarianism », in Omran, vol.47, 2024.
  • « Les jeunes de la révolution égyptienne : Microcosme militant et société politique », 2023, Paris, Éditions Karthala, collection Terrains du siècle, 336p. (À paraître).
  • (with Sophie Bava and Agathe Etienne) « Les ONG confessionnelles en Égypte comme alternative ou entité de l’État social ? » In Luc Chelly, Les acteurs confessionnels du développement, Paris, Harmattan, 2017, p. 29-97.
  • « Une autre jeunesse « copte » de la révolution. Politisation et trajectoires d’engagement dans l’Union des jeunes de Maspero », Tiers monde, 2016, no 3, p. 123-145.
  • (with Marie Vannetzel), « La Révolution continue ? Militantes trotskystes et contre-révolution en Égypte », Revue Z, avril 2014.
  • (with Maria Adib Doss) « Tamarrod (« rébellion ») : une autre lecture de l’action politique dans le processus révolutionnaire égyptien », Confluences Méditerranée, 2014, no 1, p. 155-169.