The Hague Colloquium on the Future of Legal Identity

Civil Registration Centre for Development, The Hague and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, Johannesburg

Laurent Fourchard

Sciences Po Bordeaux

Laurent Fourchard is currently a senior researcher with the French Foundation of Political Science (FNSP) at the research institute ‘Les Afriques dans le Monde’ at Sciences Po Bordeaux, France. His research is located at the intersection of African history and African politics and his interests focus on urban comparative research, violence and exclusion, citizenship and process of identification in Nigeria and South Africa.

His last publications include:

« Of xenophobia and citizenship: the politics of exclusion and inclusion in Africa”, Africa, 85, 1, 2015, pp. 2-12 (with Aurélia Segatti). “Bureaucrats and indigenes: producing and bypassing certificates of origins in Nigeria”, Africa, 85, 1, 2015, pp. 36-57.

“Between world history and state formation: new perspectives on Africa's cities”, Journal of African History , 52, 2011, pp. 223-248. « The politics of mobilization for security in South African townships” African Affairs , 110, 441, 2011, pp. 607-627.