Sciences Po, Paris; Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology


Expertise/Research Interests: State formation, everyday politics,Zambia, China-Africa relations, development, migration.

Languages: English, French, Mandarin, Spanish

Bio: Solange received a BSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics and an MSc in Comparative Politics at Sciences Po, Paris where she is now pursuing a PhD. She is currently based in Germany as Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology while finishing her thesis. Her research focuses on everyday state formation and

China’s relations with Zambia. She has conducted long term ethnographic research over the last five years in Zambia and China. In addition to her research she has also produced two film documentaries about China’s growing presence in Africa: When China Met Africa (BBC), and King Cobra and the Dragon (AL JAZEERA).