Giorgio Blundo Biography
Giorgio Blundo holds a PhD in sociology and anthropology, University of Lausanne. He has taught from 1991 to 1999 at the Institute of Development Studies in Geneva.
He is currently Maître de conférences (Associate Professor) in Social and Political Anthropology at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Marseille. Former president of the Euro-African Association for the Anthropology of Social Change and Development (APAD), he has conducted research in West Africa studying local powers, factionalism, the state and corruption. He has co-authored with J.-P. Olivier de Sardan, Everyday Corruption and the State: Citizens and Public Officials in Africa, London: Zed Books (2006), and edited with P.-Y. Le Meur, The Governance of Daily Life in Africa: Ethnographic Explorations of Public and Collective Services, Leiden: Brill (2009). He is currently carrying out two research projects: the ethnography of the daily functioning of forest services in Niger and Senegal, and the study of the transnational brokers of good governance policies in Senegal. He leads APPP's State Bureaucracies research stream.