Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos


Dr. Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos

Research Associate

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A Doctor in Political Science and a senior researcher at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP), where he used to teach. He lived several years in Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya, where he studied forced migrations and specialized on armed conflicts in English-speaking Africa South of the Sahara.

He is the scientific director of the Nigeria Watch project, started in July 2006, which monitors lethal violence, conflicts, and human security in Nigeria, hosted at IFRA-Nigeria.

He has written several books, including Le Nigeria (1994), Violence et sécurité urbaines (1997), L'aide humanitaire, aide à la guerre ? (2001), Villes et violences en Afrique subsaharienne (2002), Diaspora et terrorisme (2003), Guerres d’aujourd’hui : les vérités qui dérangent (2007), Etats faibles et sécurité privée en Afrique noire (2008), Les humanitaires dans la guerre (2013), La tragédie malienne (2013), Boko Haram: Islamism, Politics, Security, and the State in Nigeria (2014), Crises et migrations dans les pays du Sud (2015), Les ONG à l’épreuve de la critique (2016), Violence, statistics, and the politics of accounting for the dead (2016), Violence in Nigeria: A qualitative and quantitative analysis (2016), L’Afrique, nouvelle frontière du djihad ? (2018) and Déconstruire la guerre (2018).

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