Folashadé Soulé is a CIGI senior fellow and senior research associate at the Global Economic Governance Programme, Blavatnik School of Government. Her research areas focus on Africa-China relations, the study of agency in Africa’s international relations and the politics of South-South cooperation. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the London School of Economics and a former Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow. Her research has been published in several peer-review journals, including African Affairs, International Affairs, Global Governance and Foro Internacional.
Folashadé also teaches as a guest lecturer in politics and international relations at the University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies.
As a policy-facing academic, connecting policy and research, she is the initiator of the Africa-China negotiation workshop series bringing together African negotiators and senior policy makers to exchange and build better negotiation practices when dealing with China. She has also served as a policy analyst and consultant for several institutions and is currently acting as the Africa advisor to the Commission on Global Economic Transformation led by Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Michael Spence and hosted by the Institute for New Economic Thinking.