Dr. Oussama (Sam) Cherribi (September 4, 1959 in Kenitra, Morocco) is a Moroccan-Dutch sociologist and former politician for the right-of-centre VVD party. He was member of the Dutch House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002.
Cherribi studied literature in his town of birth and philosophy and sociology at the University of Rabat, sociology at the University of Nancy in France and, from 1983 onwards, philosophy and sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated in 1991, and in 2000, while in office as a Member of the Dutch Parliament, he received his PhD in the social sciences. His dissertation, "Imams d'Amsterdam. A travers l'exemple des imans de la diaspora marocaine", received unexpected criticism.
Cherribi is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Middle East and South Asian Studies (MESAS) and Associate Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He also directs the Emory Development Initiative (EDI), which promotes development in low-income countries and works with faculty in Emory's Institute of Human Rights. Dr. Cherribi is often interviewed by news organizations on developments in European and Middle East and North African (MENA) regions, and is an often-invited public speaker.
Dr. Cherribi’s book In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed was published in paperback in 2013 by Oxford University Press. His most recent book is Fridays of Rage: Al Jazeera and the Arab Spring, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.
- Cultuur als visie (1989; with Gijs von der Fuhr and Donald Niedekker)
- Internet and Information Society" (1997; Council of Europe)
- Bit bang; in de schaduw van het millennium; de dreiging van de millennium-bug, tips en maatregelen om de problemen het hoofd te bieden (1998; with Luc Sala and Ronald Wouterson)
- Imams d'Amsterdam; à travers l'exemple des imams de la diaspora marocaine (2000; dissertations)
- Anti-Missile Defense: The Implications for European Industry (2001; Western European Union)
- Developing a European Space Observation Capability to meet Europe’s Security Requirements (2002; Western European Union)
- The Global Aspects of the Internet (2003; Academic Press)
- Outing the Dutch: Intolerance, Populism and the Media (2003; Comunicazione politica, IV/2 pp.141-165)
- From Baghdad to Paris: Al-Jazeera and the Veil (2006; The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics)
- Politicians’ Perceptions of the Muslim Problem: The Dutch Example in European Context (2007; Oxford University Press)
- The Council of Europe’s Human Rights Perspective on the Media (2008; Elsevier Science Publishers)
- U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Arab World Responses to Al-Jazeera’s Interview With Karen Hughes (2008; Sage Publications)
- Making Sense of the Senseless: A Reasoned Approach to Radicalism (2008; International Society of Political Psychology)
- The Future of American Consumerism (2009; Meghan-Kiffer Press)
- In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed (2010; Oxford University Press)
- An Obsession Renewed: Islamophobia in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands (2011; Oxford University Press)
- Arabic Al-Jazeera: Transnational Identity and Influence (2012; Sage Publications)
- Race and Color in the Middle East (2012; Sage Publications)
- A Dutch Perspective: History, Politics, and Outcomes (2016; The Carter Center)
- Fridays of Rage (2017; Oxford University Press)
- Pluralism and Intolerance: The New Dutch Treat (Georgetown University)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Oussama Cherribi.|