An Islamicist, he is chargé de cours invité at the Theological Faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain and researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Islam in the contemporary World (CISCOW). Since 2016 he has been a research fellow at the Academy of Finland. He obtained a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University Mohammad V of Rabat in 2001 and a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain in 2008. From 2005 to 2014 he taught at the Péter Pázmany Catholic University and was a research fellow at the Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies of Budapest. He is the author of Questions théologiques dans la rhétorique arabe (2009); The Ethical Thesis: Practical Reason in Islamic Legal Hermeneutics (2015) and many scholarly articles.