A former student of the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences-Po), Thomas Richard received his PhD from the Université d’Auvergne Clermont I. He wrote his dissertation on political and identitary mythologies in the Middle East in the age of globalization, and was awarded the 2014 Michel de l’Hospital Prize and will soon be published. He has presented and published papers on issues such as war memories, identities as seen through cinema and monuments, and Middle Eastern cinema, in France and abroad. He was also a contributor to three manuals for Sciences-Po students on identities and history.