W. R. Nadège Compaoré is an Assistant Professor of International Relations (IR) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Her work lies at the intersection of critical IR theory, African politics, global extractivism, gender and race in IR. Her current work includes two main projects. The first investigates dynamics between global resource governance and multi-level claims of sovereignty in Africa. The second investigates historical dynamics shaping Pan-Africanism and Black Internationalism. Her current research is funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). A native of Burkina Faso, Nadège received her PhD in Political Studies from Queen’s University (Canada), where her research on the global governance of oil revenues, also funded by SSHRC, was informed by fieldwork in Gabon, Ghana, and South Africa. 


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