Joseph Mangarella, The Politics of African Oil-bearing Communities: New Perspectives from Gabon

Joseph Mangarella defended his dissertation Politics and the longue durée of African oil communities: rentierism, hybrid governance, and anomie in Gamba (Gabon), c. 1950s - 2015 (and beyond) at Leiden University on 11 September 2019.

Joseph Mangarella is a PhD candidate working on oil-bearing communities in Gabon and Ghana, where he uses ethnography to compare the relative impact of local governance on long-term social and political anomie. His research interests include resource extraction and governance in equatorial Africa, and he is currently co-organizing a workshop entitled “The Long-Term: Tracing Legacies of Violence in francophone Equatorial Africa”, to take place in Libreville in November 2018.

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