Dr Alexander Keese


My current project focuses on forced labour as a European heritage in different colonial systems and different countries in sub-Saharan Africa (mainly West, West Central, and South Central Africa). Francophone Africa is represented through various regional case studies (Gabon, Cameroun, Senegal), which connects to CEISR interest in studies of decolonization and the late colonial state.

Research interests

Other research interests are chieftaincy as flexible phenomenon, ethno-cultural solidarities and their development over time, and comparative views on processes of European decolonization.