Dr Samuel Everett joined the Woolf Institute in January 2015 to work with Dr Shana Cohen and Dr Ed Kessler on a major ethnographic research project examining faith based civil society in relation to the concept of Trust and political crisis across Berlin, Paris, Rome and London. He is responsible for the fieldwork in Paris where he continues his research in particular on minority communities from the Maghreb in line with the Institute's philosophy of education, outreach and academia.
While studying for his PhD, Everett worked on a variety of academic projects including now published monographs by prominent scholars in the fields of Critical Human Rights and Race, Ethnicity, and Diaspora. Everett was awarded a Leverhulme Trust scholarship (2011) that enabled him to undertake multi-sited fieldwork in Paris, North Africa and Jerusalem. He was hosted by INALCO in Paris 2010-12.
Everett was awarded his doctorate in February 2014 at SOAS, University of London. Maghrebinicité – a term that brings together North Africa (Maghreb) and citizenship (Cité) – is the tool he developed to investigate the multiple dimensions of Parisian Jewish identification to North Africa. Everett analysed migratory trajectories and their interpretation intergenerationally. His work teases out many cultural similarities of feeling and experience between Jewish and Muslim descendants of North Africa in Paris.
As Senior Teaching Fellow in Diaspora and Migration at SOAS 2012-2014, Everett led seminars, lectured and supervised courses close to his fields of expertise in North African Culture, Transnationalism and Postcolonial Identity.