PASCAL MENORET

An ethnographer and historian, Pascal Menoret conducted four years of fieldwork in the Kingdom where he met Nasser Huzaymi and other members from Juhayman's entourage. In Riyadh, Pascal also got close to otherwise impenetrable youth groups who especially in the capital Riyadh express their resistance to a system that does not tolerate dissonant voices with urban car rodeos and illegal races against police forces. His books "Joyriding in Riyadh" and "The Saudi Enigma" not only provide deeper insight than most other publications on similar subjects, but a surprisingly human point of view on the people he observes. He teaches anthropology at Brandeis in Boston, USA.

Pascal Menoret