W.R. Nadège Compaoré is an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Political Science Department at the University of Toronto. Her main research is concerned with claims of sovereignty by African states and communities affected by oil and mining extraction. Nadège’s work lies at the intersection of International Relations theory, African politics, global resource/environmental politics, as well as gender and race in global politics. Nadège is also currently developing a research project on the links between Pan-Africanism and Black female internationalism. She has co-edited a book on natural resource governance in Africa, and her various research projects have been published in leading journals and book chapters, in English and French. She received her PhD in Political Studies from Queen’s University, where her research on the global governance of oil revenues was informed by fieldwork in Gabon, Ghana, and South Africa. Nadège is a past board member of the Canadian Association of African Studies, and currently sits on the editorial board of International Studies Review.
- Postcolonial International Relations Theory
- African Politics
- Global Resource Governance
Selected Articles (Peer-reviewed)
- Compaoré, W. R. Nadège, Stéphanie Martel and J. Andrew Grant. 2022. “Reflexive Pluralism in IR: Canadian Contributions to Worlding the Global South” International Studies Perspectives, 23(1): 71-93.
- Compaoré, W. R. Nadège. 2018. “Rise of the (Other) Rest? Exploring Small State Agency and Collective Power in IR,” International Studies Review, 20(2): 264-271.
- Compaoré, W. R. Nadège. 2017. “« Voici la jeune femme qui veut poser des questions »: Composer avec le genre et une positionnalité changeante durant l’enquête de terrain,” Etudes Internationales, 48(1): 105-116.
Selected Book Chapters
- Compaoré, W. R. Nadège and Nathan Andrews. 2022. “Temporality, Limited Statehood, and Africa’s Abandoned Mines”. Oxford Handbook on Environmental Politics. Edited by Jeannie Sowers, Stacy Vandeveer, and Erika Weinthal. Online only. [DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197515037.013.46]
- Compaoré, W. R. Nadège and Tongnoma Zongo. “Mining in Burkina Faso: Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Delegitimation as Structural Displacement”, In Dave Thomas and Veldon Coburn, eds. Capitalism & Dispossession: Corporate Canada at Home and Abroad. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 217-236.
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