Géraud Magrin is a french geographer. Former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure of Fontenay Saint Cloud (1992-1996) graduated with a PhD degree (2000), he started his career as researcher at Cirad (Agricultural Research for Development), and became full professor at University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne in 2014 (member of the Joint Research Unit Prodig).
His research focuses on natural resources governance and regional development in Western and Central Africa.
His publications include The environmental challenges facing a Chinese oil company in Chad (AFD, Focales n°9, 2012, edited with G. van Vliet) ; Voyages en Afrique rentière (Publications de la Sorbonne, 2013) ; he was vice-president (with J. Lemoalle) of the Expert Group Review (IRD/LCBC) : Development of Lake Chad : current situation and possible outcomes (2014) and directed (with M.A. Pérouse de Montclos) the study : « La région du lac Tchad à l’épreuve de Boko Haram : crise et enjeux de développement » (AFD, 2017).