Daouda Cissé has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the China Institute at the University of Alberta since January 2015. He previously worked for the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa from 2011-2014. His work focuses on China, Africa-China, and Canada-China relations, and particularly looks at China’s domestic and overseas trade and investments. He has published several papers on Africa-China trade and investments, Chinese multinational companies, sustainable development issues in Africa, Chinese investment policies and Chinese companies’ business strategies in Africa, and trade-migration-development in Africa-China relations by exploring African traders in China and Chinese traders in Africa.

Cissé received a Ph.D. in Economics from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China, in 2010. His doctoral thesis was titled “The Influence of Globalisation on Trade: the Evidence of China’s Imports and Exports with African Markets.” He speaks Mandinka, Wolof, Fulani, Bambara, French, English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Last Updated: September 2, 2015

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