Associate Resarch Fellow, African Studies 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 African Studies 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 National Military Academy.

He recently retired from service at the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His publications include Le Gabon et son ombre [Gabon and its Shadow] (Paris, Karthala, 1988), several collective books on Africa, and many anthropological and international relations papers.

Domaines d'expertise
Afrique subsaharienne