Alexander KEESE Imprimer


Alexander KEESE
CEIRS Portsmouth / Centro de Estudos Africanos da Universidade do Porto (CEAUP)
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♦ Participation to EURESCL project


WP2 - Atlantic Slave Trade, Trade Connections and Forced Labour


♦ Main research areas


African History ; Forced Labour in Sub-Saharan ; Emergence of ethno-culture


♦ Main publications


Living with Ambiguity. Integrating an African elite in French and Portuguese Africa, 1930-1961 (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2007)

Quelques satisfactions d’amour-propre: African elite integration, the Loi-cadre, and involuntary decolonisation of French Tropical Africa, Itinerario (Leiden) 26(1), 2003, p. 33-57

First lessons in neo-colonialism: the personalisation of relations between African politicians and French officials in sub-Saharan Africa, 1956-1966, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth Studies 35(4), 2007, p. 593-613


Intermediaries of mobilisation? The role of Cape Verdean administrators and settlers in war mobilisation and war prevention in Portugal’s African Empire, 1955-1965, International Journal of African Historical Studies 40(3), 2007, p. 497-510

Building a new image of Africa: Dissident states and the emergence of French neo-colonialism in the aftermath of decolonisation, Cahiers d’Etudes Africaines, 2008, p. 513-530



♦ Teaching and/or tutoring activities

Research Sabbatical financed by the the Holcin Foundation Holderbank, Switzerland