Associate Research Fellow, Sub-Saharan Africa Center

Research Interests: 

  • France’s and UK’s African policy
  • Security and Development; integrated approach
  • International aid mechanisms 
  • Historical anthropology
  • Gabon, Congo- Brazzaville, Central and Western Africa 


François Gaulme, an anthropologist and historian by training, is an Associate Research Fellow at Ifri’s Sub-Saharan Africa Center. A former Editor of the weekly Marchés tropicaux and the quarterly Afrique contemporaine, he lectured on Africa at the Institut d’études politiques, at the Catholic University of Paris, and at the Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan National Military Academy.

He recently retired from service at the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he specialized in situations of conflicts and of State fragility. His publications include Le Gabon et son ombre [Gabon and its Shadow] (Paris, Karthala, 1988).

Domaines d'expertise
Afrique subsaharienne