Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Geography
DegreesPHD, 2012, OXFORD UNIVERSITY; MSC, 2006, OXFORD UNIVERSITY; BA, 2003, University of Ljubljana
Dr. Bovcon received her Master’s degree (MSc) in African Studies and a doctorate degree (D.Phil.) in Politics and International Relations, both from the University of Oxford, UK. In her doctoral thesis she focuses on France’s response to the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire under the regime of the former president Laurent Gbagbo (2000-2010). Her research is interdisciplinary, combining modern African history, politics and geography, conflict resolution strategy, international relations and democratization theory. She has travelled and worked in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Ghana and Morocco. Between 2010 and 2012, Dr. Bovcon designed and taught undergraduate course ‘History of Post-Colonial Africa’ and graduate course ‘Introduction to African History’ at the Department of History at State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has presented her work at several major conferences, including African Studies Association (ASA), International Studies Association (ISA) and American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meetings and delivered invited seminars at US and UK Universities. Her research work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as European Journal of International relations (EJIR), African Studies Quarterly and Modern & Contemporary France, and she has contributed to magazines such as Foreign Policy. She has peer-reviewed for European Journal of International Relations (EJIR) and Journal of Modern African Studies (JMAS).
Political Economy of Sub-Saharan Africa; West and Francophone Africa; Franco-African Relations and France’s African Policy; Democratization and Institution Building; Conflict Resolution Strategy
Recent Courses Taught
|GEOG 145||(BH,CC) GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA||Undergraduate|