Dr Fabien Cante

Dr Fabien Cante

PhD Alumni

Department of Media and Communications

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Title: Living together in the post-conflict city: Radio and the re-making of place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. View here.

Supervisors: Professor Nick Couldry and Dr Wendy Willems

After the PhD

Since completing his PhD, Fabien has been teaching at LSE (LSE100) and UCL (Urban Studies MSc), worked as a communications officer for the Migrants' Rights Network, as a research assistant for Prof Robin Mansell (researching the regulation of digital platforms and AI), and as a part-time postdoc for the DATACTIVE research project on civil society responses to big data and mass surveillance (University of Amsterdam). Fabien has been awarded an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship for the year 2018-2019 at the University of Birmingham, where he will be working with Dr Sara Fregonese in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. He will be turning his PhD into articles – on the meaning of radio encounters, the depoliticisation of "local peace" and the urban consequences of restrictive media regulation in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire – as well as a book project, more broadly considering the contested role of media in re-animating city life after conflict.



Cante, F. (2019) "Local Radio in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire: Ambiguities of ownership, power and polarisation" in El Mkaouar, L. & W. Mano (eds) Media Ownership in Africa: Control, Challenges and Change. (Abstract accepted, draft submitted)

Cante, F. & A. Bahi (2019) "Côte d'Ivoire" in Sage International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. (Accepted, in print process)

Journal Articles

Cante, F. (2017) “From ‘Animation’ to Encounter: Community Radio, Sociability and Urban Life in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire” in International Journal of Cultural Studies 21(1), pp.12-26

Cante, F. (2015) “Place-Making, Media Practices and Orientations: Exploratory Connections Between Communication Geography and Sara Ahmed’s Critical Phenomenology” in Sociologica n°3 (Online)

Cante, F. (2013) "Vers un Urbanisme de Projet Métropolitain? L'Exemple de Paris Nord-Est" in Métropolitiques (Online)

Book Reviews

Cante , F. (2018) "Review - The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins" in Africa@LSE blog.

Cante, F. (2018) "Review - Urban Revolt: State Power and the Rise of People's Movements in the Global South" in Africa@LSE blog.