Matthew Pflaum

I am a current PhD student in geography at the University of Florida, where I research pastoralist strategies to political insecurity in Mali, particularly the central Mopti region. My geographic area of interest is the Central Sahel, including Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Niger, and Mali. I am interested in many dimensions of pastoralist lives in the region, including food security, tensions, violence, mobility, borders, ethnicity, and institutions. I am a member of several groups, including the Sahel Research Group and the African Networks Lab. I am also a reviewer for African Studies Quarterly. I speak Spanish, have studied intensive Hausa, and intermediate French. I teach courses in Geography of Africa and Population Geography.

I have a forthcoming OECD Report entitled Pastoralist Violence in North and West Africa to be published in early 2021.

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