Clothilde Facon

Clothilde Facon is a PhD candidate in Political Sociology at the University Sorbonne Paris Nord and a research affiliate at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient in Beirut. She graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon with a Masters’ Degree in Social Sciences. Her current research interest revolves around the politicisation of foreign aid in Lebanon with a particular focus on responses to Syrian arrivals, and with a comparative approach between Western and Gulf donors. She also focuses on the interaction between humanitarian and security governance and on depoliticisation practices. Her work has appeared in journals such as Territory, Politics, Governance; and she has published columns and analyses for Le Monde, Middle East Eye and Orient XXI.