Université Paris Nanterre, bâtiment Max Weber 3é etg
200 av de la République
Associate Professor in Political Science at the University Paris Nanterre
Research interests :
Armed conflicts and violence
Gender and post-colonial studies
Biometrics and identification
Marielle Debos is Associate Professor (MCF) in Political Science at the University Paris Nanterre, researcher at the ISP, and a member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF).
Marielle Debos has written on political violence, armed conflicts, and France’s (post)colonial policy in Africa, with a particular focus on Chad. Her most recent research explores biometric voting in Africa. The project aims to contribute to our understanding of the circulation of a new technology which, on the African continent as in other parts of the world, may radically modify our conceptions and practices of citizenship and democracy.
“Legible bodies and lives: How a biometric registration campaign reinvented the Chadian population,” in Awenengo Dalberto Séverine, Banégas Richard (eds.), Identification and Citizenship in Africa: Biometrics, the Documentary State and Bureaucratic Writings of the Self, Routledge, 2021, pp. 65-75.
“Colonial violence and resistance in Chad (1900-1960),” Mass Violence & Resistance, 2020.
“Que faire des interventions militaires dans le champ académique? Réflexions sur la nécessaire distinction entre expertise et savoir scientifique,” 20&21 Revue d’histoire, 2020, n°145, with Thibaut Boncourt, Mathias Delori, Benoît Pélopidas, Christophe Wasinski, pp. 135-150.
Living by the gun in Chad: Combatants, impunity and state formation, London, Zed Books, 2016.
List of publications
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