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									                                 Facil Tesfaye, B.A., M.A.
                         Ph.D. Candidate in History, McGill University
                                       Montreal, Quebec
                                     2100 Rue St. Urbain
                                            H2X 4E1
                                  (514) 987-7747 ext. 57259
                                 facil.tesfaye@mail.mcgill.ca


Education:
Ph.D. 2007 -          Department of History, McGill University. Ph.D.
                      Dissertation Topic: “The Dark Side of “Counting”: Statistical Practices and
                      Human Rights Abuses in Rwanda and Zanzibar.”
                      Degree in progress.

M.A. 2005-2007        Department of Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal.
                      M.A. Thesis: “Statistiques et génocide au Rwanda: Sur la genèse d’un système
                      de catégorisation génocidaire”.
                      Degree granted, October, 2007.

M.A. 2002-2005        Humbold University, Berlin (Germany).
                      Transferred to UQAM before completion of M.A.

B.A. 1998-2002        Humbold University, Berlin (Germany).
                      African Studies and Political Science.
                      Degree Granted, 2002.

Research Interests:
    African History
    African Politics: Conflicts and Conflict Resolution (Peacekeeping and Peacemaking)
    Genocide and Human Rights Abuses in Africa
    Colonialism and Identity (Nationalism and Ethnicity) in Post Colonial Africa
    Colonial Statistical Practices, Demography, Population Politics in Colonial Africa
    Ethiopian History and Historiography

Awards:
   On the “Short-long List” of the Trudeau Foundation Scholarship 2009 (Decision in May
      2009)
   Provost’s Graduate Fellowship 2008-2009, McGill University
   Arts Insights Graduate Research Award 2008, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
   PhD Fellowship 2008-2012, Department of History, McGill University
   Scholarship Award, Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University, 2007-08
   PhD Fellowship 2007-08, University of Toronto (Offer declined because I chose to join
      McGill University’s PhD Program)
   Award of Excellence, 2006 Department of Political Science UQAM
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        Research Scholarship 2005-2006, Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur la Science et la
         Technologie, UQAM


Publications List :
Article:
         “Sur la question de la population du Rwanda. De l’occupation allemande au lendemain du
         génocide.” Note de Recherche. (CIRST, Montréal) 1(2009).

         “The Rwandan Peacekeeping Experience: the “Prostitution” of a concept?” in Les operations
         de paix: de Suez à Kandahar. Note de Recherche. (CEPES, Montréal) 33(2007), 25-80.

Chapter in Book:
        “Statistik und Genozid in Ruanda: Wechselbeziehungen” [Statistics and Genocide in
        Rwanda: Interrelations] in Josef Ehmer, Ursula Ferdinand & Juergen Reulecke (eds.),
        Herausforderung Bevoelkerung: Zu Entwicklungen des modernen Denkens ueber die Bevoelkerung vor, im
        und nach dem "Dritten Reich" (Wiesbaden: Verlag fuer Sozialwissenschaften, 2007), 341-352.

         “Methoden und Theoreme sozialwissenschaftlicher Bevölkerungsforschung in Deutschland
         um 1930.” [Methods and Theories of Social Scientific Population Studies in Germany
         Around 1930] (with Rainer Mackensen, Ursula Ferdinand, Michael Engberding, Katrin
         Hunsicker), Rainer Mackensen, Jürgen Reulecke (eds), Das Konstrukt „Bevölkerung" vor, im und
         nach dem „Dritten Reich" (Wiesbaden: Verlag fuer Sozialwissenschaften, 2005), 108-110.

Publications in Magazines and Newspapers:
         “Die EU-Osterweiterung und die Zukunft der europäischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit”
         [The EU Enlargment and the Future of European Development Aid], Ansaetze 2 (2004), 12-
         14.

         “Weisser Mann, dunkles Herz”[White man, Dark Heart] (with Constance Frey), Der
         Tagesspiegel 16/02/2004.
Other:

         (Editor) “EU Bulletin of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ethiopia” 36
         (Addis Ababa: Delegation of the EU to Ethiopia, 2000).

Conference Papers:
Forthcoming Conferences :

         "Identitées meutrières"? Les conséquences des politiques identitaires Africaines Post-
         coloniales"Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference, Queens University,
         Kingston (May 1-4, 2009)

         “The Indebtedness of the rich: wealthy Indian merchants and the Arab ruling families in
         Oman and Zanzibar in the 19th century”. International Conference on Debt and Slavery.
         McGill University, Montreal. (May 7-9)



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        “Wonders of the African World”or African-American Afrocentrism: Re-framing East
        African Societies and East African History in a wider Historiographic Debate. AEGIS
        Conference. Leipzig, Germany. (June 4-7 2009)


Conference Papers :

        “Ethiopian Historiography in the 1990s: The emergence of contesting narratives”, Canadian
        Association of African Studies Annual Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton (May
        1-4, 2008).

        “The discovery of the indigenous population in Rwanda-Urundi: A Glimpse into the Early
        20th Century Belgian Colonial Reports”, First Indian Ocean World Centre Graduate
        Interdisciplinary Conference on Africa, Montreal, (April 28, 2008).

        “Tout ce qui se mesure s’améliore…?”, 75th ACFAS International Congress, Université du
        Quebec à Trois Rivière, (May, 2007).

        “Les opérations de maintien de paix au Rwanda: La « prostitution » d’un concept?”, Les
        Opérations de paix: De Suez à Kandahar, CEPES, UQAM, Montreal, (October 2006).

        “Statistiques et génocides au Rwanda: Des liens?”, 10e Colloque des Études Avancées,
        CIRST, UQAM, Montreal, (May 2006).

        “The EU Enlargment and the Future of European Development Aid”, Kirchlicher
        Entwicklungsdienst (KED), Brussels, Belgium (February 2004).

        “La Situation des étrangers à Berlin”, Interculturalité et Migrations dans l’Union
        Européenne, INALCO, Paris (April, 1999).

Invited Lecture:
       “Statistique et Génocide au Rwanda.” For Professor Jean-Pierre Beaud, POL 1000, Politique
       Contemporaine, UQAM, Fall 2006.


Experience:

Teaching Assistantships:
     HIST 201 Modern African History (Ibrahim Hamza, McGill), Winter 2009.
     HIST 200 Introduction to African History (Ibrahim Hamza, McGill), Fall 2008.
     HIST 201 Modern African History (Matthew A. Schnurr, McGill), Winter 2008.
     HIST 200 Introduction to African History (Professor Gwyn Campbell, McGill), Fall 2007.
     POL 1000 Politique Contemporaine (Professor Jean-Pierre Beaud and Jean-Guy Prévost,
        UQAM), Fall 2006, Fall 2007.




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Academic Jobs:
    Tutor, Centre Paolo Freire, Department of Political Science, UQAM (2006-2007).

Research:
     Research Assistant for Dr. Shoshana Magnet
        SSHRC Post Doc at McGill University, October 2008 - January 2009
        Topic: Digital Biometrical Identification in Canada and the US

      Research Assistant for Professor Gwyn Campbell
       Professor of History and Director of Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University, 2007-

      Research Assistant for Professor em. Rainer Mackensen
       Department of Social Sciences, Technical University of Berlin, 2003-2004.
       Topic: Population Studies in Germany in the 1930’s.

Administration:
    Organizer of the First Indian Ocean World Centre Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on
       Africa, Montreal, (April 28, 2008).
    Co-organizer of the Conference of the Kirchlicher Entwicklungsdienst (KED), Brussels,
       Belgium (February 2004).
    Co-organizer of Seminar, Religiöse Pluralität in Afrika ausgehend vom Beispiel Äthiopiens
       [Religious Plurality in Africa], Theology Faculty of the Humboldt University in Berlin,
       Germany, (Summer Semester 2001).

Other Administrative Experience:
     Member of the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS)
     Member of ACFAS
     Member of the Executive Committee of the Friends of the Indian Ocean World Centre
       (2008).
     Member of CIRST
     Member of the Counsel of Administration of Ökumenisches Zentrum für Ausländische
       Studenten (ÖZAS), Berlin, Germany (2001-2002).
     Member of the Counsel of Administration of the African Students Union (ASU), Berlin,
       Germany (2001).
     Member of the Editing Group of the Ecological and Social Press Agency SINNFLUT
       Berlin, Germany (1999).

Professional Experience:
     Documentalist at the Delegation of the European Commission in Addis Abeba 1993-1997
     Librarian/Documentalist at the Lycee Guebre Mariam Franco-Ethiopien, Addis Abeba
         1991-1993

Languages:

      English        Speak, Read and Write



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      French         Speak, Read and Write
      German         Speak, Read and Write
      Amharic        Speak, Read and Write

Referees:

      Dr. Jean-Pierre Beaud
       Department of Political Science
       Université du Quebéc à Montréal
       Montreal, Quebec
       H3C 3P8
       Beaud.jean-pierre@uqam.ca

      Dr. Gwyn Campbell
       Department of History
       McGill University
       855 Sherbrooke St. West Rm. 608
       Montreal, Quebec
       H3A 2T7
       Gwyn.campbell@mcgill.ca

      Dr. Elisabeth Elbourne
       McGill University
       855 Sherbrooke St. West Rm. 608
       Montreal, Quebec
       H3A 2T7
       Elisabeth.elbourne@mcgill.ca

      Dr. Dr. Jacob Emmanuel Mabe
       Institut für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Technik- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte
       Technische Universitaet Berlin
       Straße des 17. Juni 135
       D-10623 Berlin
       jacobemabe@t-online.de

      Richard Zink
       EU Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo
       Richard.ZINK@ec.europa.eu




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