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Mr. Mohamed Sghir Janjar

He was born in 1956 in the High Atlas. He holds a BA in sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Mohammed V-Rabat, and a PhD in social and cultural anthropology, University of Sorbonne, Paris V. His thesis discussed “Islamic mysticism: Experience of the sacred in the religious brotherhood of Aissaoua in Morocco (1979-1984). In 1995 he was appointed deputy director of a scientific project at King Abdul-Aziz Foundation for Islamic Studies and Humanities. Mr. Janjar is a researcher and translator. His works revolve around the following themes: social sciences and cultural facts, socio-cultural changes of the contemporary Moroccan society, religion and culture in the contemporary Arab-Islamic world, civil society, especially the women's movement in Morocco, the state of research and publishing in Morocco... etc. In 1993, he founded the Prologues, a Maghreb book journal he has been running since 2005.