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ALCA Project Coordinator & Research Collaborator
Spoken languages
French, English
Areas of expertise
  • Armed conflicts
  • Military interventionism
  • Post-colonial theory
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Europe
  • MENA region

Marie Lobjoy is the project coordinator of the Action Learning for Conflict Analysis (ALCA) initiative, funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and conducted in partnership with OCHA and the UNHCR. 

She is also a Research Collaborator at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), notably working on the SNIS project “Governance Processes and Sustainability Impacts of the Extractive Industries: Generating Transformation Knowledge in the Biodiversity Hotspot of Madagascar” (Research consortium: CDE, IHEID/CCDP, and IISD), focusing on the impacts of Extractive Industries on urbanisation and security assemblages in Madagascar.

Her research interests revolve around post-colonial theory, conflict analysis and military interventionism in the MENA and Sahel regions. Her thesis therefore looked at the evolution of counterinsurgency in French military doctrine as a way to reflect on France’s actions in the framework of operation Barkhane. Marie further conducted an Applied Research Project looking at the impact of the social order of non-state armed groups on humanitarian dialogue and access, focusing specifically on Mali.

Marie has prior experience working as a student researcher on the SNSF PRIMA project “A child of its time: the impact of world politics on peacebuilding”, and as an intern with the French land armed forces. She holds a master’s degree in International Affairs and Global Security from the Graduate Institute of Geneva, and a bachelor degree in European Politics from King’s College London.