Postdoc Researchers

Gérard AMOUGOU, Postdoc Researcher, Yaoundé II University (

Gérard Amougou holds a PhD in political and social sciences from the University of Liège and a PhD in political science from the University of Yaoundé II. His research focuses on human rights and political development in Africa, individualization / subjectivation and the problematic of the individual subject. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Yaoundé II, in the project “The Developmental State Strike Back? The Rise of New Global Powers and African States’Development Strategies”. This research program is financed jointly by the Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research (FNS) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). Gérard Amougou is a researcher at CERDAP (UYII), Paul Ango Ela Foundation (Yaoundé) and South Pole (ULg). He is also a visiting researcher at the CriDIS / SMAG (UCL).


Moussa FOFANA, Postdoc Researcher, Alassane Ouattara University of Bouaké (

Moussa FOFANA is teacher and researcher in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology of the University Alassane Ouattara (Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire). He is a holder of a doctorate in political sociology. His doctoral researches concerned the violent political mobilization of the young people and the rebel governance. He is a member of the team of the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics of the University Alassane Ouattara and in charge of the animation of the pole Governance of the development. He is at present interested in the social engineering of the public policies and in the participation of the civil society in the local governance.


Guive KHAN-MOHAMMAD, Postdoc Researcher, University of Geneva (

Guive Khan-Mohammad is senior SNSF researcher and project coordinator at the Global Studies Institute (GSI) of University of Geneva since September 2016. He holds a Doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Lausanne (2016). His research focuses on the relationship between China and Africa. His PhD thesis, entitled “Chinese Motorcycles in Burkina Faso: a State Business. New Transnational Trading Accumulation Itineraries and Extraversion Management “, was interested in the political, economic and social consequences of the arrival of Chinese products in sub-Saharan Africa. Collaborating since September 2016 in the R4D project “Developmental State strikes Back? The Rise of the Global Powers and African States’ Development Strategies “, its research interests now extend to the evolution of development paradigms, the hybridization of the African Developmental State model and the transformative potential of industrial policies in the Ivorian, Cameroonian and Burkinabe contexts.