Raphaël Botiveau

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Raphaël Botiveau

Born in 1981 in Toulouse (France)

Trained in social science (political studies, sociology, African and Postcolonial Studies) in four countries (France, South Africa, the United States and Italy), he worked in journalism and economic expertise before devoting himself to teaching and research. He earned his Ph.D. from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and La Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy) in 2014, with a dissertation on trade unionism and negotiation in the gold and platinum mines of post-apartheid South Africa. It is through fieldwork and scientific writing that his practice of inter-disciplinarity matured, along with an interest in exploring alternative forms of representation – namely cinema. Enrolled in Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains (Tourcoing), he pursues his research at the Institut des mondes africains (Paris) and the CHERPA research centre (Sciences Po Aix en Provence).