A collection of the papers of activist lawyer Maître Jean-Jacques de Félice under the archivist’s preparation at La Contemporaine library, Nanterre (France)

My work examines transregional legal and rights activism, both past and contemporary. My recent book, Nation of Outlaws, State of Violence: Nationalism, Grassfields Tradition, and State-Building in Cameroon (Ohio 2014) probes the tensions between human rights and revolutionary liberation movements that surfaced during the violent decolonization of the British and French Cameroons under United Nations trusteeship.

I recently co-edited African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights (Ohio 2015), a collection of essays focused on asylum jurisprudence involving African refugees. My research appears in the Human Rights Quarterly, the Journal of World History, the Journal of African HistoryMatériaux pour l’histoire de notre temps, and Politique africaine, among others.

I am a legal consultant on the contemporary political, social and cultural climate in Central Africa and have served as an expert witness for numerous asylum claims of Africans in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

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