Dr Jerome Drevon is a visiting fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Jerome is particularly interested in the study of civil wars, contentious politics, and political violence. His research agenda on political violence draws on historical institutionalism, social movement theory, and social network analysis.
After completing his PhD in International Relations at Durham University, Jerome obtained two post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Manchester and Oxford University. Jerome previously worked extensively on Egyptian salafi jihadigroups and networks. His research was published in numerous academic journals and book chapters, including Mediterranean Politics and the Middle East Journal. His first book is currently under review. It analyses jihadigroup strategies based on the comparative study of the Egyptian Islamic and Jihad groups and extensive field research in Egypt.
In Geneva, Jerome continues his work on non-state armed groups with a study of the comparative institutionalisation of salafi jihadiarmed groups in civil war settings based on the case study of the Syrian civil war.