Researcher in African politics, Assistant Professor in Political Science and International Relations, Consultant in African politics and International Relations.
B.A., Science Po, Paris; M.I.Political Science, University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne;
Ph.D. in Political Science, University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne;
Marie Brossier has had extensive training in all aspects of research in the social sciences. During her studies at Sciences Po Paris, she majored in political science and was trained in all sub-disciplines ranging from Political Theory to International Relations. While at Sciences-Po, she spent a year in Egypt studying at Cairo University’s Department of Politics and Economics.
Following her growing interest in African countries, she used her final thesis at Sciences Po as an opportunity to analyze West-African politics by conducting 6 months of fieldwork in Senegal-in collaboration with the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar-focused on the implementation of Arab-Islamic education in public schools and the need to rethink the concept of secularism as defined by the Senegalese Republic. Because Sciences Po didn’t offer a specific Masters program on Sub-Saharan societies, she made a logical and passionate move towards the field of African Studies by entering the Masters Program on African Studies with a major in political science at the University Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.
During her course work as a Masters student, she participated in an exchange program with the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar to conduct further research on the issues related to Family Code in Senegal and the project of the Sharia reform promoted by an Islamic lobby (3 months of fieldwork). Later, while a PhD candidate, she carried out 3 sessions of extensive field research in Senegal, spanning 18 months in total.
Building upon these academic, scientific and empiric experiences, she has acquired a confirmed background in the related scientific literature in her field.