Farida Belkacem is a French Phd researcher in Political Science, studying under the supervision of Professor Olivier Roy at the European University Institute (Italy). Her research topic is ‘’New family norms and Bioethics : How do European ‘’Vocal Muslims’’ respond to sensitive society issues?’’. Farida Belkacem obtained her Masters in International relations from Sciences Po Paris, in France in 2010. She was then a researcher for IRIS (the French Institute for International and strategic relations) and a journalist for the French-Turkish newspaper Zaman France. Her major field of study is Islam in Europe, more particularly in France and in the UK.