Jacques Tshibwabwa Kuditshini holds a Ph.D in political science with a thesis on “Elections and Gendered Democracy in the DRC.” He is currently a full Professor at the University of Kinshasa’s Department of Political Sciences where he teaches a qualitative methodology seminar at the doctoral level. In addition to this, he teaches courses on territorial planning and theories of gender and social inequalities at the Master’s level. He is also a Visiting Researcher at the University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis. A member of various academic societies, Jacques has undertaken multiple study and research visits internationally, including at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren (Brussels). He has been recognized as a fellow (Resident researcher) at the Center of Excellence, in the Institut d’Etudes Avancées in Nantes (France) during the 2010-2011 session. As an author and co-author of books and book chapters, he has published articles in CODESRIA journals and other peer-reviewed scholarly publications. He has actively participated in several international scientific conferences. His areas of interest include gender studies, the epistemology of political science, issues related to democratic governance, and the study of territorial dynamics in states grappling with armed conflicts, particularly those involving illegal exploitation of natural resources.