Juliette Ruaud

Juliette Ruaud is a political scientist who works primarily on the social history of voting and politics, and on colonial history. In 2021, she defended a doctoral dissertation prepared under the direction of Marie Brossier and Yves Déloye at Sciences Po Bordeaux (France) and Laval University in Quebec city (Canada), which was entitled : “On the edge of voting. Social history of the electoral institution in colonial Senegal (1840-1960)” (À la lisière du vote. Socio-histoire de l’institution électorale dans le Sénégal colonial (années 1840-1960). She is an associate member of the research center Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM, Bordeaux) and of the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur l'Afrique et le Moyen-Orient (CIRAM, Quebec City).

During her stay in Leiden, she will be a member of the collaborative research group "Rethinking African History" and she will focus her research on the uses of biography and micro-history in African historical studies.


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Dr. J. (Juliette) Ruaud
Former visiting fellow