Junior Research Fellow, Panthéon-Sorbonne University
Mathilde Tarif is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Her research focuses on the formation and the transformation of merchant groups in the CAR in a context of civil war, focusing on their history, representations, practices and interactions with the State. She carries out field research in the CAR, mainly in Bangui. In her master thesis, she explored the impact of the recent conflict on commercial networks in the country. She holds a Master's degree in Political Science at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne as well as a Master's degree in International Security at Sciences Po Paris. Previously, she also worked as a Research assistant at International Crisis Group and at the OECD, and as a Reporting officer for a humanitarian NGO in the CAR.