Phillippe Asanzi is a PhD candidate in Political Science in the African Doctoral Academy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the role and effects of Chinese state-owned agricultural enterprises in Africa.
Phillippe holds a Masters degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His Masters research project was on Chinese investments in Angola’s Construction sector. Prior to his doctoral studies, Phillippe worked as a research intern at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria. He is fluent in French, English and conversant in Portuguese.
Besides China-Africa relations, Phillippe also maintain research interests in African politics, with a particular emphasis on state formation and conflict prevention.