Marie-Aude Fouéré – Director
Marie-Aude Fouéré is a social and political anthropologist interested in collective memories and the uses of the past, nationalism and African socialism, and political languages. She mainly works in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. She was IFRA’s Deputy Director in 2011-2014 and has been IFRA’s Director since september 2018, on a secondment from the School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences / École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, where she is full-track Assistant Professor, and the Institut des mondes africains (IMAF).
She did her doctoral fieldwork in Tanzania on joking relationship (published in 2008). Since then, she is researching and publinshing about Indian communities, the memory of former president Julius Nyerere and African Socialism (Ujamaa), and on the revolution of 1964 in Zanzibar. Her minor topics relate to elections in the East African region.
She is a member of the editorial board of: Politique africaine; Cahiers d’Etudes africaines ; Sources ; and the Journal of Eastern African Studies.