Thomas Richard is a doctor from the University Clermont-Auvergne. His political science dissertation was aimed at the study of conflicts in the Middle East through the use of films, cultural products, and museums, and has been published by LGDJ-Lextenso under the title Du Musée au cinema, narrations de guerre au Moyen-Orient. He won the Michel de L’Hospital PhD award, and has published articles and presented papers on conflicts and films, war memories, and Middle Eastern identities. His current research topics deal with migrations, art as it appears in museums and movies, and terrorism and its use of film.