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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.


Academic/Professional Awards

  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016-2018
  • Canadian Political Science Association Vincent Lemieux Prize Finalist 2017 (1 of 3 shortlisted)
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) 2011-2014
  • Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Grant (SSHRC) 2012-2013
  • CIDA Student for Development Grant 2012
  • CIGI Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant 2012

Select Publications

  • 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. 2018. “Escaping the ‘Resource Curse’ by Localizing Transparency Norms” In Katharina P. Coleman and Thomas K. Tieku, eds. African Actors in International Security: Shaping Contemporary Norms. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 137-152.
  • 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.
  • Grant, J. Andrew, W.R. Nadège Compaoré and Matthew I. Mitchell, eds. 2015. New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa. London: Palgrave (IPE Series).
  • Idemudia, Uwafiokun, W. R. Nadège Compaoré and Cynthia Kwakyewah. Forthcoming. “The Canadian Government and Corporate Social Responsibility: Implications for Sustainable Development in Africa”, In Nathan Andrews and J. Andrew Grant, eds. Corporate Social Responsibility and Canada’s Role in Africa’s Extractive Sectors. University of Toronto Press.

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