Senior research fellow: Civil War and State Formation, Global Studies Institute, Université de Genève

Jon Schubert is a political anthropologist working on stateness, political violence, memory and affect, and technocratisation, mainly in Lusophone Africa. He holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and an MA from the University of Basel. A lapsed historian and erstwhile commercial risk forecaster, he is the author of 'Working the System. A Political Ethnography of the New Angola' (Cornell University Press, Sep. 2017) and currently a senior research fellow at the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior research fellow: Civil War and State Formation, Global Studies Institute, Université de Genève
  • 2015–2017
    Senior Research Fellow, Changing Stateness in Africa, University of Leipzig
  • 2010–2015
    Senior Africa Analyst, IHS Country Risk
  • 2008–2009
    Programme Assistant, peace policy, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Berne

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD
  • 2007 
    University of Basel, MA African Studies

Professional Memberships

  • European Association of Social Anthropologists
  • American Anthropological Association
  • African Studies Association UK
  • Swiss Society of African Studies