University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Centre Franco-Paix in Conflict Resolution and Peace Missions
Project Title: 'Stabilizing Mali: Challenges of Conflict Resolution'
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Ottawa
Ph.D. title: 'Assemblages of Intervention: Politics, Security, and Drug Trafficking in West Africa'
University of Ottawa, Canada
School of Political Studies
University of Birmingham, UK
International Development Department
St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada
Faculty of Human Sciences
School of Conflict Studies
White Hat Programme
06/2010-07/2010 and 02/2011-04/2014
University of Ottawa, Canada
University of Ottawa, School of Political Studies:
- January – May 2018, Advanced Topics in Critical Security & War Studies, POL 4191
- January – May 2016, Political Violence, POL 3162
- September – December 2015, Contemporary Geopolitics (taught in French), POL 4526
- January – May 2015, Theories and Problems in International Relations (taught in French), POL 4730
- September – December 2014, The Politics of Security (taught in French), POL 4524
- September – December 2013, Theories and Problems in International Relations, POL 4330
St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada, Faculty of Human Sciences, School of Conflict Studies:
- May – June 2016, Political Economy of Conflict, ECS 5116
Expertise and Consulting Work
- Interviews with media outlets: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; British Broadcasting Corporation (Radio 1); El-Watan; Los Angeles Times
- Testimony given to the Liberal Party of Canada Human Rights Caucus, chaired by Member of Parliament, Majid Jowari, Ottawa, Canada, 29 November 2016
- Conducted qualitative fieldwork in Mali and Niger for Report People’s Perspectives of Organized Crime in West Africa and the Sahel, 16 April 2014
- Assistant to the Editor of Security Dialogue (November 2015–June 2018)
Seminars and Conferences
- Uppsala, Sweden – 'African Security or Unbridled Militarization? New Approaches to African Peace and Security Governance', presented at the Nordic Africa Institute, 22-23 November 2018
- Gothenburg, Sweden – 'Militarism and its Limits: Sociological Insights of Assemblages of Intervention in the Sahel', presented at School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, 16 March 2017
- Baltimore, MD – 'Porous Borders as International Resource: Policing Borderless Threats in West Africa', presented at the 2017 International Studies Association Annual Convention, February 2017
- Birmingham, UK– 'Hash-ing out Peace: Niger's drug-trafficking economy and local peace efforts' presented at the University of Birmingham, 23 August 2016 (invited)
- Atlanta, GA – 'Hash-ing out Peace: Niger's drug-trafficking economy and local peace efforts', presented at the 2016 International Studies Association Annual Convention, February 2016.
- Berlin, Germany – "'We need night-vision goggles': Security and Clientelism in the Sahel's global security assemblage', presented at 'Transnational Clientelism Workshop', Freie Universitat Berlin, 18-20 June 2015
- Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) – 'Camels, 4x4s and White Powdered Substances: The Global and Local Politics of Securing Sahelian Borders', February 2015
- Turku, Finland – "'Will they see how high the flames dance?': World Drug Day and Visual Rituals of Securitization in West Africa', presented at the Visual Aspects of Security Workshop, University of Turku, December 2014
- Duisburg, Germany – "'We need night-vision goggles': Security and Clientelism in the Sahel's global security assemblage", presented at The Centre for Global Cooperation Research Workshop on 'Challenges to Democratisation and Peace-Building in Africa: The Case of Mali', December 2014 (invited)
- Toronto, ON – 'Camels, 4x4s and White Powdered Substances: The Global and Local Politics of Securing Sahelian Borders', presented at the 2014 International Studies Association Annual Convention, March 2014
- St. Louis, Senegal – 'Global/Local; Security/Border: Drug Trafficking, Security and the (re)Constitution of Borders in West Africa', presented at the African Border Network Winter Dissertation School, January 2013
- San Diego, CA – 'Policing (Post)colonial Mobility: Establishing Social Order Through the Pacification of Frontier Spaces', presented at the 2012 International Studies Association Annual Convention, April 2012
- "Connection"-Stipendium (mit Co-Organisator Bruno Charbonneau), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Kanada, für Die Politik des Vergleichs bewaffneter Konflikte und Interventionen (4 Juli 2017), $22,437, Workshop; 13. Oktober 2017
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Centre FrancoPaix in Conflict Resolution and Peace Missions, Universität Quebec in Montreal (überreicht 1. September 2016, $64,125 + Feldforschungsausgaben, 1. September 2016 bis 31. März 2018.
- ISA-Canada Preis den besten Artikel eines Masterstudenten, Artikel: “Border Security and Drug-Trafficking in West Africa: Global Security Assemblages and AIRCOP.” (verliehen 27. März 2014), $500 USD
- Public Safety Canada – kanadische Regierung, Kanishka Research Affiliate Programme-Stipendium (verliehen 1. Juli 2014). Unterstützung der Promotion, $9,520
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Africa Initiative-Forschungsstipendium (erhalten 1. Mai 2012), für das Promotionsprojekt “Assemblages of Intervention: Politics, Security, and Drug Trafficking in West Africa”, $10,000
- Ontario Graduiertenstipendium (OGS), Universität Ottawa- Sept. 2010 bis August 2015, $60,000
- Exzellenzstipendium der Fakultät für Graduierten- und Promoviertenstudien, Universität Ottawa- Sept. 2010 bis Sept. 2014, $11,006
- Promotionszulassungsstipendium der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften, Universität Ottawa- Sept. 2009 bis 31. August 2014, $12,500
- Marie Curie Research Fellow, Aberystwyth, GB – September 2007 bis September 2008, £31,000
Research Project at the Centre
Governing the Borderlands: Transnational Security Interventions and their Impacts in Africa
The Project investigates how the diffusion of global security practices to manage cross-border threats in Africa occurs in practice, the mechanisms of this diffusion, and how these new and often experimental ways of governing cross-border threats reconfigure politics and state institutions in African settings. The project examines three case studies: interventions to govern the Ebola epidemic in the Mano River basin (Liberia – Côte d’Ivoire border); interventions implemented in the Mali- Niger-Burkina Faso borderland to reduce youth radicalization and involvement in armed Islamist groups; and interventions to counter drug trafficking at Mozambique’s maritime coast and the border with the Republic of South Africa.
Hameiri, Shahar, Lee Jones, and Sandor, Adam (2018, forthcoming): Security Governance and the Politics of State Transformation: Moving From Description to Explanation, in: Journal of Global Security Studies.
Sandor, Adam (2018, forthcoming): World Drug Day and Visual Rituals of Security in West Africa, in: Saugmann Andersen, Rune and Vuori, Juha (eds.): Visual Security Studies: Sights and Spectacles of Insecurity and War, London: Routledge.
Abrahamsen, Rita, and Sandor, Adam (2018): The Global South and International Security, in: Gheciu, Alexandra and Wohlforth, William C. (eds.): Oxford Handbook of International Security, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 382-396.
Frowd, Philippe M., and Sandor, Adam (2018): Militarism and its Limits: Sociological Insights on Security Assemblages in the Sahel, in: Security Dialogue 49(1-2): 70-82.
Sandor, Adam (2017): Insecurity, the Breakdown of Social Trust, and Armed Actor Governance in Central and Northern Mali: A Stabilizing Mali Project Preliminary Report, Montréal: Centre FrancoPaix en Résolution des Conflits et Missions de Paix, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)
Sandor, Adam (2016): Border Security and Drug-Trafficking in Senegal: Global Security Assemblages and AIRCOP, in: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 10(4): 490-512.
Sandor, Adam (2016): Tightly Packed: Disciplinary Power, the UNODC, and the Container Control Programme in Dakar, in: African Studies Review 59(2): 133-160.
Sandor, Adam (2016): 4x4s, in: Salter, Mark B. (ed.): Making Things International: Catalysts and Reactions, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 338-355.