Boubacar Haidara's research focuses on the articulation of linkages between political and Islamic actors, the emergence of jihadism in northern Mali and its spread to central Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, and the inter-community conflicts that have ensued. He is also a research associate at the ‘Les Afriques dans le Monde' (LAM) laboratory of science po Bordeaux, and before joining BICC was a lecturer at the University of Segou in Mali (since 2018). Boubacar is the author of numerous writings, journal articles, book chapters, and outreach articles on socio-political, peace and security, and public policy issues.
Research Topics / Key Expertise
Islamism and jihadism
Crises and stabilisation processes
Peace and security
History of Islam in Africa
Sociology of religion
Islam and politics
Countries Of Expertise
- Burkina Faso,
Before joining BICC, Boubacar Haidara taught at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ségou (Mali) (2018-2022). He has also carried out a number of research missions for several institutions: World Bank Group, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Clingendael Institute, etc.
Boubacar holds a PhD in political science & political geography, University Bordeaux Montaigne and laboratory ‘’Les Afriques dans le Monde’’ (LAM), Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux, France (2015), a Master’s in International Management, Paris School of Tourism & Communication, Paris, France (2012) and a Master’s in Geopolitics, University of Paris Sorbonne-Paris 4, Paris, France (2010). He did his Bachelor's in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Clermont-Ferrand II, France, in 2008.