Academic Qualifications

PhD in Ethnology and Social Anthropology, 2007 – Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (E.H.E.S.S.), Paris, France.

Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (Master of Advanced Studies) in Ethnology and Social Anthropology, 2001 – Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (Master of Advanced Studies) in Economic Demography, with specialization on Developing Countries, 1997 – Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, France.

Biographical Information

Virginie Tallio defended her PhD in Ethnology and Social Anthropology in 2007 at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. She worked from August 2006 to February 2009 as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, in Halle/Saale, Germany. She was part of the Max Planck Fellow Group “Law, Organization, Science and Technology” and worked on the project “Biomedicine in Africa”. Her personal research concerned “Governing bodies. The reconstruction of the health system in Angola”. Since May 2009, she is a researcher at the Centro de Estudos InternacionaisInstituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL), Portugal. She pursues her research on health, humanitarianism, the corporate social responsibility projects and methods in anthropology, especially in sensitive contexts. In addition, she teaches about “Saúde global em África. Entre saúde pública e ajuda humanitaria”, and is the coordinator of the “Seminar of African studies”. She holds a Master’s degree in Economic Demography of Developing Countries from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris.

Key Publications

Tallio, Virginie (2015). “The CSR (corporate social responsibility) projects of the oil companies in Angola, anecdotal fact or significant new trend for the development intervention? The example of public health”. Journal of Southern African Studies, 40 (1). (forthcoming)

Bussotti, Luca and Virginie Tallio (Guest editors) (2014). “Multinational enterprises in Africa: corporate governance, social responsibility and risk management“. Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, 28.

Tallio, Virginie (2013). “Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa: New Trends for Development? A New Field for African Studies?”. In Ramos, Manuel João and Ulf Engell (ed), African Studies in a Multipolar World. Leiden-Boston: Brill.

Tallio, Virginie (2012). “La construction de la catégorie « réfugié » dans un camp en R.D.C. : rôle de l’institution, stratégies des exilés et place  du chercheur ”. E-Migrinter, 9, pp. 18-28.

Publications

Tallio, V. (2015) "The Corporate Social Responsibility Projects of the Oil Companies in Angola: Anecdotal Fact or Significant New Trend in Public Health Development Intervention?", Journal of Southern African Studies, 41 (2), pp. 389-404.

Tallio, V. (2014) "Multinational Enterprises in Africa: Corporate governance, social responsibility and risk management", Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, 28, pp. 89-92.

Tallio, V. (2012) "La construction de la catégorie « réfugié » dans un camp en R.D.C. : rôle de l’institution, stratégies des exilés et place du chercheur", E-Migrinter, 9, pp. 18-28.