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Dr Gabriella Körling
Email: gabriella [dot] korlingsocant [dot] su [dot] se
Gabriella Körling holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from Uppsala University. Her Ph.D. dissertation 'In Search of the State: An Ethnography of Public Service Provision in Urban Niger' (2011), based on 14 months of fieldwork explores public health and education provision by merging the ethnographic study of public services with an anthropological analysis of the state and of local politics. She is currently involved in a comparative project on political practice and socio-political opposition in municipalities in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Since 2004 she has conducted a total of two years of fieldwork in Niger. Since 2011 she has also conducted short term fieldwork in Mali. She is currently based at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University.
Dr Benjamin N. Lawrance
Professor of History at the University of Arizona
Email: benlawemail [dot] arizona [dot] edu
Benjamin N. Lawrance is the former Conable Chair in International Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology and is currently a professor of history at the University of Arizona.He has conducted field research in West Africa since 1997 and published extensively about political and social conditions. He has served as an expert witness in the asylum cases for over 130 West Africans in the US, Europe and Canada which have involved human trafficking, citizenship, statelessness, female genital cutting, gender issues, gender identity, ethnic and religious violence, and witchcraft accusations.
Dr Virginie Baudais
Email: virginiebaudaisyahoo [dot] fr
Dr Virginie Baudais is a political scientist with expertise in west-african politics. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Toulouse I and also graduated from science po Toulouse and the University of Rennes II Haute-Bretagne. Her expertise includes democratization processes, state building, decentralization and elections focusing on the west-african region. Her international experience includes having lived and worked in Côte d’Ivoire and Mali for the UN, in Tunisia, and she conducted extensive field researches in Mali and Niger.