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Professor Tony Chafer

Professor of French and African Studies

Tony Chafer


Tony Chafer is Professor of French and African Studies at the University of Portsmouth and was Director of its Centre for European and International Studies Research since 2001-2016. His main research interests lie in French African policy in the colonial and post-colonial periods and he has recently been working onĀ  French military and security policy in Africa. He is Co-I on a major Leverhulme-funded research project Mobilising Support for Militaro-Humanitarian Interventions in Africa.

He is a Research Associate of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. He acts as a consultant to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on French African policy and has been president of the UK Council for Area Studies Associations (UKCASA) since August 2015.

Research Interests

Research Clusters

  • Francophone Africa
  • Security, Citizenship and Social Justice

Discipline Areas

  • Area Studies

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