Centre for European and International Studies Research


Dr Marie Gibert

  • Qualifications: PhD (London)
  • Role Title: Visiting Fellow
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6033
  • Email: marie.gibert@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Languages and Area Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


My research focuses on the international politics of transition in West Africa, and more specifically on how international actors adopt and spread specific transition norms (democracy, transitional justice, etc.). Recent projects have focused on Guinea-Bissau's political transition and on the trial of Chad’s former president, Hissène Habré, before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal. I was awarded my PhD (Politics) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, in 2010 before acting in diverse research and teaching positions in Africa (University of Dakar, Senegal; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; PAUWES, Algeria) and the UK (Nottingham Trent University and Birkbeck, University of London). I am now based in Nairobi, Kenya.


My current research analyses the roles, interests and influence of the international actors (Senegal, Chad, international and local civil society organisations, African Union, lawyers, etc.) involved in bringing about, and shaping, the trial of Chad’s former president, Hissène Habré, before the specially created Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal.