After completing a Bachelor in Philosophy and a MA in History at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, I studied during my Ph.D the History of Rasûlid Yemen (1229-1454). I underlined how and why medieval Yemeni historiography from the 13th to the 15th century more and more focused on the question of the sacred and blessed lineages in Yemen, specficially in Tihâma, on the the Red Sea coast of Yemen.
This research demonstrated the complex interactions between the rise of Tihâmî-s sacred spaces and the evolution of the Rasûlid state. It also illustrated how the emergence of new territorial forms and representations of authority and identity gradually came to be attached to the rise of sanctuaries and blessed lineages.
As a postdoc at Gent University, my research interests have crossed the Red Sea to focus on 15th century Historiography of the Cairo sultanate, in the framework of the Mamlûkisation of the Mamlûk sultanate II ERC-Grand Project, supervised by Jo van Steenbergen. In this framework, my work is mostly dedicated to the study of the famous jurist and scholar Ibn Hajar al-ʽAsqalânî (1372-1449), and particularly his main historiographical works, through an examination of their narratological structures and contextualisation.