Roland Marchal
Research Fellow, CNRS
Phone: +33 (0) 1 58 71 70 41 - roland.marchal@sciencespo.fr

Holds degrees in mathematics and social sciences from the University of Strasbourg, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the University of Paris 6. His research focuses on the economies and conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research interests

- New actors in Africa (Chinese, Indians, Brazilians, Koreans…)
- Armed conflicts in Central Africa and the countries of the Horn of Africa
- Power politics in Africa

Main Publications

- « Soudan: une histoire d'Etats », Politique africaine, 122, 2011, pp. 59-83

- « Somali Piracy: The Local Context of an International Obsession », Humanity, 2 (1), 2011, pp. 31-40

- « The Roots of the Darfur Conflict and the Chadian Civil War », Public Culture, 20 (3), 2008, 429-436

- « Warlordism and terrorism in Somalia:  how to obscure an already confusing crisis? The case of Somalia », International Affairs, Vol. 83, n° 6, November 2007, pp. 1091-1107

- Guerres et sociétés : Etat et violence après la guerre froide, avec Hassner Pierre (dir.), Paris, Karthala, 2003 (coll. Recherches internationales)

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