Fana Gebresenbet is an Ethiopian scholar with research interest on themes related to political economy, politics of development, security, pastoralism and migration. He holds a joint PhD in Global and Area Studies (with emphasis on peace and security in Africa) from University of Leipzig (Germany) and Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia). He was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Africa Program, Centre for Africa Studies of the University of the Free State (South Africa), Africa Peacebuilding Network of the Social Sciences Research Council.
Fana has extensive fieldwork experience in various parts of Ethiopia. He has researched issues related to land investments, political economy of trade of agricultural commodities, center-periphery relations, developmentalism and migration, among others. He authored several journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited one book on these topics. He also consulted government authorities and various international organizations on these themes.