Tangie Fonchingong

I was born in Cameroon. I did my undergraduate studies in the University of Yaounde- Cameroon and graduated in 1979. In 1980, I Was admitted for graduate studies in the State University of New York at Buffalo from where I graduated with an M.A. (Political Science) in 1982 and a Ph.D. (Political Science) in 1984. I also hold an Advanced Certificate in International Development and Environmental Planning (IDEP) from the same University. I was lecturer and Pedagogic Adviser in the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM), Yaounde- Cameroon before joining the University of Buea in 1993. I headed that University's Department of Political Science and Public Administration from 2005-2008. My area of specialization is comparative politics in which I have published many articles and a book. My current research interest is in Human Mobility. In the Centre I will be working on the topic 'The Political Economy of Trans-national Mobility: The Case of the Nigerian migrants in Anglophone Cameroon. In addition, my presence in the Centre during this period offers the opportunity for regular interaction between on the one hand, Professor Mirjam de Bruijn, and on the other hand, the two Ph.D. students of the University of Leiden that I am co-supervising with her within the framework of the Mobile Africa Revisited research project funded by WOTRO and the Volkswagen funded research project on Human Mobility, Networks and Institutions in the Management of Natural resources in Contemporary Africa.

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Prof. Dr. T. (Tangie) Fonchingong
Former visiting fellow