Joint Fellow, African Studies Centre and International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden); Research Associate, South African Institute for International Affairs (Johannesburg); Research affiliate, UMR 8586 Prodig (Paris)
Expertise/Research Interests: Immigration, China-Africa relations,
human geography, oil, trade, culture, Chad, South Africa
Languages: English, French, German, Luxembourgish
Bio: Romain Dittgen is the first joint fellow at the African Studies Centre and the International Institute for Asian Studies, both in Leiden. Romain holds a PhD in Human Geography from the Sorbonne University in Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and is an associate researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). He is also affiliated to the geography research institute UMR 8586 Prodig in Paris. His research focuses on the settlement dynamics of public and private Chinese actors in Africa through an enclave perspective, looking in particular at how interactions are influenced and remodeled by local realities.