Nadège Compaoré is a Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo. Prior to BSIA, she was a Research Analyst at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Science at York University. Her work lies at the intersection of International Relations, Global Political Economy and International Law scholarships, which guide her analysis of global and regional governance measures targeting the oil, gas and mining industries in Africa. Nadège’s research draws from extensive fieldwork in Gabon, Ghana, and South Africa, respectively funded by SSHRC, by the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Her ongoing projects investigate the changing nature of natural resource governance in Africa, and the implications of these changes for multinational corporations, as well as for state behaviour in both host and home countries. She is also interested in Canada’s foreign policy in Africa –particularly Canada’s role in Africa’s extractive sector, and its implications for security and development on the continent. Her work has been published in journals such as International Studies Review, Etudes Internationales, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, and Contemporary Politics. Nadège is co-editor of New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa (Palgrave, 2015). She holds a PhD in Political Studies from Queen’s University.