Pascal Menoret (born 1976 in Marseille) is an urban historian whose research focuses on the cities of the Arabian Peninsula. He currently teaches at New York University Abu Dhabi. Menoret received his PhD from the Sorbonne-University of Paris-1 (2008) and became a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton's Transregional Institute (2008-2010), and a Harvard Academy Scholar (2010-11 and 2013-14). Before conducting research in Riyadh (2005-2007 and 2009), Menoret studied Arabic with Houda Ayoub in Paris and German philosophy with Gérard Lebrun at the Université de Provence. He wrote his M.A. thesis on a Saudi TV series, Tash Ma Tash, and his B.A. thesis on religion and politics in Hegel’s philosophy. He graduated from the Lycée Lacordaire in Marseille in 1994.