Léo Fourn

Associate Researcher

Léo Fourn is currently a temporary teaching and research assistant at Sciences Po Aix. Before his PhD, he studied political sciences at Sciences Po Rennes and Sciences Po Aix, and Arabic at IFPO in Damascus and Beirut. He holds a PhD in sociology from Aix-Marseille University. His thesis focused on the trajectories of ordinary Syrians who participated in the 2011 uprising, before seeking refuge in Lebanon and France. His research is situated at the crossroad between migration studies and social movement studies. In his current research, he continues to study the mobilisation of Syrians abroad, focusing on the transnational production of archives about the Syrian conflict. Within the LIVE-AR project, he will explore the trajectories of Moroccans, Tunisians, Egyptians and Syrians who migrated after their participation in the 2011 uprisings. His fieldwork will be conducted in France, Germany and Turkey.


  • « Les ambiguïtés du travail humanitaire. L’exemple des réfugiés syriens au Liban » (The ambiguities of humanitarian work. The example of Syrian refugees in Lebanon), Confluences Méditerranée, vol. 111, n° 4, 2019, p. 61-74.
  • « Loin de la Syrie, loin de la Révolution. L’expérience de l’absence par les activistes syriens exilés en France » (Far from Syria, far from the Revolution. The experience of absence by Syrian activists exiled in France), REMMM, vol. 144, 2018, p. 211-228.
  • « Soutenir la révolution à distance : mobilisations de deux générations d’exilés syriens en France » (Supporting the revolution from a distance: mobilization of two generations of Syrian exiles in France), Migrations Société, vol. 174, n° 4, 2018, p. 59-73.
  • « De la « révolution » au travail humanitaire. Reconversion de militants syriens exilés au Liban » (From revolution to humanitarian work. Conversions of Syrian activists exiled in Lebanon), Revue internationale de politique comparée, vol. 25, n° 1, 2018, p. 63-81, 2019.
  • « De la révolte à l’exil : variations autour de l’engagement d’activistes syriens » (From uprising to exile: variations around the engagement of Syrian activists), in Chiara Calabrese et Valentina Napolitano (dir.) Violence et militantisme. Parcours d’engagement au Proche- Orient, publications du CNRS/Alpha, 2017, p. 105-134.