Eloïse Bertrand, Ph.D. Candidate


The University of Warwick

Country: Burkina Faso

About Me:

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick, studying the role of opposition parties in 'hybrid' regimes, focusing on Uganda and Burkina Faso as case studies. My research interests are political parties and participation, regime types, and transitions. I am currently based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 

Research Interests

African Politics

Comparative Democratization

Non-Democratic Regimes

Political Parties and Interest Groups

African Political Parties

Opposition Politics

Hybrid Regimes

Party Functions

Countries of Interest

Burkina Faso


Media Appearances:

TV Appearances:

(2015) Voice of America

I was invited on Voice of America's Straight Talk Africa on 9 December 2015 to discuss the 2015 presidential elections in Burkina Faso.

(2015) TRT World

I was invited to comment on Burkina Faso's presidential and legislative elections on TRT World on 29 November 2015.

(2014) France 24 (French/English)

I was invited by France 24 to comment on the popular uprising in Burkina Faso in October 2014, both in English and in French.

Radio Appearances:

(2019) Al Jazeera English

I took part in Al Jazeera English's Inside Story to discuss the security deterioration in Burkina Faso.

(2019) BBC World

I was invited to talk about the political and security context in Burkina Faso for the BBC's Focus on Africa programme recorded in Ouagadougou during the FESPACO film festival.

(2016) Radio France International (RFI)

I provided context to the January 2016 terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso for RFI.

Newspaper Quotes:

(2015) Daily Maverick

I was quoted in a Daily Maverick article on the September 2015 coup attempt in Burkina Faso.

(2015) The Guardian

I was quoted in a Guardian article about the popular resistance to the coup attempt in Burkina Faso.

(2015) Al Jazeera English

I was quoted in an Al Jazeera article about the November 2015 elections in Burkina Faso.