Director, Institute for African Studies, Columbia University
Mamadou Diouf is the Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and the Director of Columbia University's Institute for African Studies. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. His research interests include urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa. Recent publications include: Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal (ed. 2013), New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration, Wealth, and Power (with Mara A. Leichtman, 2009); Histoires et Identités dans la Caraïbe: Trajectoires Plurielles (with Ulbe Bosma, 2004); and La Construction de l’Etat au Sénégal (with M. C. Diop & D. Cruise O’Brien, 2002).