Caroline Roussy
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Caroline Roussy

Caroline Roussy is a senior research fellow at IRIS. Her research mainly focus on topics concerning borders, territories, identity and regional integration processes in West Africa.


Before joining IRIS, she had worked as a programme assistant for the National Organisation of La Francophonie in the Peace, Human Rights and Democracy department; for the CNRS as a research engineer; and as an international consultant for USAID, production agencies, and public figures.


Caroline Roussy is co-founder of the Africa Acts modern art festival, she writes notes and articles, and is also co-author of several publications, including a programmatic note on the future of La Francophonie in 2018, and two chapters in the book L’urgence africaine. Changeons le modèle de croissance [The African Emergency. We Must Change the Economic Growth Model], éditions Odile Jacob, september 2019.


She holds a PhD in History of Modern Africa from Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, she wrote a thesis entitled: The construction of the Senegalese and Gambian border: territories, territoriality and identities (1850-1989).