Fabien Cottier is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Geneva affiliated to the R4D project on “Ethnic Power Relations and Conflict in Fragile States” (Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Geneva (2018) and a Master in Comparative and International Studies from the ETH Zürich (2012). Cottier is currently researching the determinants of nativist violence in Ivory Coast, together with researchers at the University Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan. In his Ph.D. dissertation, Cottier has investigated the linkages between environmental change, migration and violence. In addition, he has also carried out research on conflict- and disaster-induced displacement. Cottier spent six months in the Horn of Africa working with the UNHCR Protection Unit in Djibouti in 2010.