PhD in African History and International Relations, University of Cagliari, Italy. Prior to joining the Graduate Institute as Visiting Fellow in March 2015, Marisa Fois was a researcher and a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cagliari. In 2007-2008, she collaborates with the Centre d’Etudes des Mondes Africains in Aix-en-Provence. Her research interests include minorities, poltics and identity in North Africa. She is currently working on a project about Algerian decolonization and Switzerland International Relations.