Folashadé Soulé

Folashadé Soulé is a Senior Research Associate in International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her areas of research are across International Relations and International Political Economy and her research interests are in Africa’s International Relations, global governance, and more recently the intersectional study of negotiation practices, agency and bureaucratic politics in Africa-China studies. She has published in several journals, including Global Governance, Foro Internacional, Afrique Contemporaine and Cahiers des Amériques Latines. She holds a PhD in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the London School of Economics and Political Science and as an Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders fellow. She has taught at Sciences Po Paris, the University of Oxford, Université of Lille, and at the University of Cape Town/London School of Economics and the Xi’an Jiaotong /University of Oxford summer school programmes.

As a policy-facing academic, she is an advisor to the Commission on Global Economic Transformation (CGET/INET) and has acted as an international strategy consultant for several international organisations and trained young diplomats and civil servants in Bamako, Mali in international relations. She is an editorial board member of African Affairs (Oxford University Press) and serves on the board of the International Studies Association’s (ISA) Committee of Engagement with the Global South.

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Francis Akindes : "We Africans Urgently Need a Different Approach to Economic Thinking"

Article | Feb 11, 2022

In this interview, Folashadé Soulé and Camilla Toulmin speak with Professor Francis Akindes, Sociologist and Professor at the University of Alassane Ouattara (UAO), Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire.

The Pandemic Triggered the Questioning of Current Governance Systems in Africa

Article | Nov 30, 2021

An interview with Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)

Dr John Nkengasong: A Collective Regional Approach Has Shown Its Power

Article | Nov 2, 2021

An interview with John Nkengasong, Director of Africa CDC, about how a coordinated response to COVID-19 in Africa has proven to be effective

Nimrod Zalk: “Let’s Be Strategic in Our Thinking About Trade”

Article | Oct 19, 2021

An interview with the Industrial Development Advisor in the Office of the Director-General of the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC).