Professor Tony Chafer is Emeritus Professor of African and French Studies at the University of Portsmouth. His main research interests lie in French African policy in the colonial and post-colonial periods. His book, La fin de l’empire was published in 2019 by Presses Universitaires de Rennes. He co-edited Francophone Africa at 50 with Professor Alexander Keese (Geneva University). He is currently working on French military and security policy in Africa.
Professor Margaret Majumdar is Emeritus Research Professor in the Centre for European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth. Her main research interests are postcoloniality in the Francophone world, Franco-Maghrebian relations, French and Francophone political philosophy and Francophone Maghrebian literature. Margaret has published widely on these topics, including most recently in the International Journal of Francophone Studies and Modern and Contemporary France. Her book, Post-coloniality: the French dimension was published in 2007.