Mamadou Diouf


Mamadou Diouf

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. He was Head of the Research, Information, and Documentation Department of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and faculty member of the History Department of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. His research interests include urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa. 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); La Construction de l’Etat au Sénégal (with M. C. Diop & D. Cruise O’Brien, 2002); Histoire du Sénégal: Le Modèle Islamo-Wolof et ses Périphéries (2001); Histoires et Identités dans la Caraïbe: Trajectoires Plurielles (with Ulbe Bosma, 2004); Les Jeunes, Hantise de l’espace public dans les sociétés du sud? (with R. Collignon, 2001); Les figures du politique : Des pouvoirs hérités aux pouvoirs élus (with M. C. Diop, 1999); L'Historiographie indienne en débat. Sur le nationalisme, le colonialisme et les sociétés postcoloniales (ed., 1999); Academic Freedom and Social Responsibility of the Intellectuals in Africa (with Mahmood Mamdani, 1994); Le Sénégal sous Abdou Diouf (with M.C. Diop, 1990); and La Kajoor au XIXe siècle : Pouvoir Ceddo et Conquête Coloniale (1990). 

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