Romain Dittgen

Dr Romain Dittgen holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) with a focus on the spatial dimension of the Chinese presence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining SAIIA as a Senior Researcher in September 2014, he has held a post-doctoral fellowship at the African Studies Centre and the International Institute for Asian Studies, both located in Leiden in the Netherlands. Additionally, he has worked as an assistant lecturer at the Sorbonne and is affiliated to the Geography Research Institute UMR 8586 Prodig in Paris. His focus is on settlement patterns/dynamics of Chinese and other emerging countries’ economic agents in Sub-Saharan Africa, looking in particular at how interactions are influenced and remodelled by local contexts.

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