Nadege Compaoré

Nadege Compaoré

Department of Political Science


“This is an exciting opportunity that provides me with invaluable avenues in which to present and develop my work, including significant opportunities for collaboration and networking”

Recipient: 2019 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Compaoré’s research has focused on the global governance of natural resources and the implications for the resource-development-environment nexus. Theoretically, she is interested in the conceptualizations of sovereignty and responsibility, insofar as these concepts are deployed in global-local power dynamics within and between actors that are involved in oil and mineral governance. Empirically, she pays attention to north-south dynamics within global resource governance. Her Provost postdoctoral fellowship’s project asks whether Canada’s corporate social responsibility strategy can be seen as a “home state responsibility” framework. This is a critical question that has serious implications for Canada’s role in global resource governance and global environmental governance, especially at a time of rising tensions between states and non-state actors involved in natural resource politics. 

“I am proud to have received the inaugural Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto, and I am particularly proud of what it represents for Black and Indigenous scholars in the Canadian academy. At the University of Toronto, I am affiliated with the Department of Political Science and with the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, where I am supervised by Professor Steven Bernstein –a leading scholar in Global Environmental Politics. This is an exciting opportunity that provides me with invaluable avenues in which to present and develop my work, including significant opportunities for collaboration and networking, which will greatly strengthen my profile as an emerging scholar in the field.”