Joseph Mangarella

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. He co-organized a workshop entitled “The Long-Term: Tracing Legacies of Violence in francophone Equatorial Africa”, in Libreville in November 2018. Joseph is also a regular contributor to the Africa Yearbook (Brill), in which he authors the volume’s chapter on Equatorial Guinea. 

Joseph holds an MA in International Relations (Summa Cum Laude) from the American Graduate School in Paris, and a BA in Political Science from Earlham College (Indiana, USA). He has also held teaching positions at the Université de Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2), INSEEC-Paris, and the University of Regensburg (Germany).

Joseph Mangarella's profile on the Leiden University website.