Dr Cante first developed his interest in media, urban life and politics through historical research on black radio in the U.S., conducted at Paris' École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). A move to UCL's Geography Department allowed him to anchor his concerns to those of contemporary, critical urban theory – in particular, to growing calls to 'theorise from the South'. Joining LSE's Department of Media & Communications for his PhD, Dr Cante conducted ethnographic research on local radio and the politics of cohabitation in post-conflict Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
Dr Cante has taught at UCL and LSE on interdisciplinary modules. He served as postdoctoral fieldwork manager for an ERC-funded project on civil society responses to big data and mass surveillance (DATACTIVE, University of Amsterdam). As a fellow at the University of Birmingham, Dr Cante is currently working on articles, conference papers and a monograph about radio and the intricacies of re-making place after violence in Abidjan.