Abderahmen Moumen holds a doctorate in history from the Université de Provence; the thesis he defended was on the subject of repatriated populations from Algeria in the lower Rhône Valley (2006). He is an associate researcher at the CRHiSM (Centre de Recherches Historiques sur les Sociétés Méditerranéennes – Centre for Historical Research into Mediterranean Societies; attached to the Université de Perpignan) and lectures on the history of immigration at the Université Lyon-2. He is also the historical research coordinator at the Musée Mémorial du Camp de Rivesaltes (Rivesaltes Camp Memorial Museum) near Perpignan.
His research concerns the history of peoples in Algeria, the Algerian War and migratory movements between Algeria and France (and, in particular, politically motivated migrations). He takes a particular interest in the museographical processes employed in the transmission of history. His publications include Les Harkis (2008), released by Le Cavalier Bleu in its “Idées reçues” collection.