Who am I?

Filming from the top of Morro da Samba in Luanda, 2013. Pic by manetov

My name is Chloé Buire. I am a researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). This means that I’m a public servant in France and I’m paid to produce knowledge about the dynamics of African cities in general, and about Luanda, in Angola, in particular.

My work focuses on how city-dwellers live, work and organise in order to make the city a better place to live. Between November 2019 and August 2021, I will be based in Luanda to follow the development of the city from within.

My job is also to support fellow researchers to develop their own academic activities. I hope that in the coming years, more research about Africa will be produced directly on the African continent, by scholars who are born, raised and trained in African universities.


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