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The Team

Scientific staff

Director
Marie Bridonneau has a PhD in Geography (University Paris Nanterre, 2013), she is assistant professor at the University Paris-Nanterre, at the LAVUE laboratory (UMR 7218). She is working on urban issues in Ethiopia and Eritrea (involuntary displacements, small towns, urban peripheries, rights to the city) and heritage construction (economic and political dimension of heritage dynamics). She is the director of the CFEE since September 2018.
Contact: direction ( a ) cfee.cnrs.fr

Scientific Project Manager
Clément Ménard received a PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology (University Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, TRACES laboratory) in 2015. He works on the prehistoric societies of the Horn of Africa at the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. He joined the CFEE in February 2018.
See his page on ResearchGate.
Contact: secretariat.scientifique ( a ) cfee.cnrs.fr

CNRS research fellow appointed to the CFEE

Constance Perrin-Joly has a PhD in Sociology (Université Paris 5, 2009), specialist of sociology of labour, assistant professor at Université Paris 13, IRIS. On September 1, 2017, she has been granted a CNRS delegation in order to join the CFEE.
See her page on IRIS website
.

Administrative staff

Office manager: Abera Solomon. 
Contact: administration@cfee.cnrs.fr
Accounting manager: Hanna Siyum Tadesse. 
Contact: comptabilite@cfee.cnrs.fr
Regional accountant (located at the French Institute of Khartoum): Myriam Labrousse-Mansour.
Secretary: Tinsae Eskender. 
Contact: secretariat@cfee.cnrs.fr

Technical staff

Librarians: Abebaye Mekonnen and Hulubantchi Demissie.
Drivers: Amare Setotaw and Temechache Yifru.
Technicians: Gizesh Denbu and Godana Wolde Yohannes.
Gatekeepers: Alehegn Berihun, Assefa Sisay and Hailu Kebede.

Associate researchers of the CFEE

- Ahmed Hassen Omer is a doctor in History. He is the director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (Addis Ababa University).
Contact: ahmed.omerh@laposte.net

- Daniel Assefa is a historian. He is the director of the Capuchin Franciscan Research and Retreat Center (CFRRC).

Contact: cfrrc2013@gmail.com

- Chloé Darmon is a doctor in Linguistics. She is an assistant professor at Addis Ababa University.

See her page on Academia.edu
Contact: darmonchloe@yahoo.fr

- Marie-Laure Derat is an historian, senior researcher at the CNRS in the Orient et Méditerranée laboratory (UMR 8167).
See her personal page
Contact: ml.derat ( a ) gmail.com

- Deresse Ayenachew is a doctor is History. He is an assistant professor at Debre Berhan University, where he is the director of the Zar’a Ya’eqob Centre for Medieval Studies.

Contact: deresea@yahoo.com

- Jean-François Faü is a historian. He is the director of the Cultural Department of the Université Senghor in Alexandrie.

Contact: jfrancois.fau@usenghor-francophonie.org

- François-Xavier Fauvelle is an historian and archaeologist of Africa at the Université de Toulouse, France. He is a former director of the CFEE (2006-2009) and has initiated several research programs in Ethiopia, particularly on medieval Islam.
See his page on Academia
Contact: francois.xavier.fauvelle ( a ) gmail.com

- Eloi Ficquet is an anthropologist and a historian, assistant professor at Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Centre d’études en sciences sociales du religieux (CéSoR).
Contact : Eloi.Ficquet ( a ) ehess.fr

- Emmanuel Fritsch is a historian and a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Research and Retreat Center (CFRRC).

Contact: emmanuelcssp@wanadoo.fr

- Margaux Herman is a doctor in History. She is also an associate researcher of the IMAF and the coordinator of the CFEE’s program “Women and gender in the Horn of Africa”.

See her page on Academia.edu

Contact: margauxherman@hotmail.com

- Hiluf Berhe is a doctor in Archaeology. He is an assistant professor at Aksum University.

Contact: hiluf1998@yahoo.com

- Makeda Ketcham is an anthropologist, journalist, and documentary maker.

Contact: makeda.ketcham@gmail.com

- Joséphine Lesur is an assistant professor in Zooarchaeology at the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (Paris) within the laboratory “Archéozoologie, archéobotanique” (UMR 7209 – CNRS / MNHN).

See her page on the site of the UMR 7209 Archéozoologie, archéobotanique.

Contact: jolesur@mnhn.fr

- Thomas Osmond is a doctor in Anthropology. He is an assistant professor at Addis Ababa University.

See his page on ResearchGate.net

Contact: osmond_thomas@yahoo.fr

- Wolbert G. C. Smidt is a doctor in historical and political anthropology. He is an assistant professor in ethnohistory at Mekelle University, and director of the PhD program in history and cultural studies.
See his page on Academia.edu

Contact: wolbertsmidt@yahoo.de

- Yonas Beyene is a doctor is Prehistory. He is a member of the Association for Research and Conservation of Culture based in Hawassa. 
Contact: yonasbeyene.gm@gmail.com​

Associate PhD candidates of the CFEE

- Martina Ambu is a PhD student at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in the Orient et Méditerranée laboratory (UMR 8167).
See her page on Academia
Contact: martina.ambu91 ( a ) gmail.com

- Edegilign Hailu is a PhD candidate in Geography at Université Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La-Défense.

Contact: yetemgetu@yahoo.com​

Researchers and PhD candidates hosted by the CFEE as part of the agreement between the CFEE and the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (Addis Ababa University)

- Anne-Lise Goujon is a PhD candidate in Archaeology at Université Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La-Défense, laboratory “Préhistoire et technologie”.

Contact: goujon.annelise@gmail.com

- Mehdi Labzaé is a PhD candidate in Political sciences at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (CESSP, UMR 8209 – CNRS / Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne / École des hautes études en sciences sociales).

See his page on Academia.edu
Contact: mehdi.labzae@gmail.com

- Camille Pellerin is a PhD candidate in Development Studies at the London School of Economics.

See her page on Academia.edu
Contact: camillelouise.pellerin@gmail.com