Meet Gyldas Ofoulhast-Othamot
Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science
Education: 2002 Université de Montréal, BSc.
2005 University of Florida, M.A.
2005 University of Florida, Graduate Certificate
2011 University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Government and World Affairs
Career Specialties: Gyldas Ofoulhast-Othamot studies comparative government and politics, international development policy, and the politics and public administration of sub-Saharan Africa. He is particularly interested in the developmental aspect of politics and public policy as well as transformative political and administrative processes in developing parts of the world. Ofoulhast-Othamot’s research has globally sought to understand past and contemporary processes of transformation of the state apparatus and public policies in Africa which, purportedly, seek to ameliorate the living conditions of the world’s poorest communities as well as the functioning of African states and public bureaucracies.
Professional and Community Activities: Ofoulhast-Othamot has conducted fieldwork research in both Cameroon and Gabon, two key nations in the Central and Francophone African space. Thus far, his various research projects have examined public policy issues such as decentralized environmental governance and conservation, local governance and decentralization policies, and public sector reforms. His research has been published in various academic journals, including most recently
Development Policy Review
Finally, Ofoulhast-Othamot’s future projects include challenging current ideas about urban and metropolitan governance, decentralization of government and the developmental state in Africa.
Honors and Awards: Fellowship to attend the annual conference of the Central African Forests and Institutions (CAFI) Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan and the National Science Foundation. Paris, France, September 2013
Carl Ware Fellowship, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), University of Pittsburgh, 2007-2008