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Leitner Professor of African Studies

Leitner Professor of African Studies, Columbia University, U.S.A

Mamadou Diouf is the Leitner Family Professor of African Studies, the Director of Institute for African Studies, and a Professor of Western African history at Columbia University.

His prior roles include being a Charles D. Moody Jr. Collegiate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Michigan; Head of the Research, Information, and Documentation Department of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and a 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. His 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] among others.

Diouf is a member of the editorial board of several professional journals including the Journal of African History (Cambridge), Psychopathologie Africaine (Dakar), la vie des idé (Paris), Public Culture, and a co-editor (with Peter Geschiere) of the book series, Histoires du Sud/Histories of the South published by Karthala, Paris and New National Histories in Africa published by Palgrave MacMillan.

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

Columbia University, U.S.A
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